Bidfood encourage schools to recycle

To mark this year’s National Recycling Week from 11th – 18th November, Bidfood launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in schools on how to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic.

The pioneering initiative, ‘Choose to Reuse’ saw teams from nine Bidfood depots and their industry waste partner, Mitie, run interactive awareness sessions with almost 1,000 pupils on the impact packaging, including plastic, is having on the planet and how we can each make a difference.

Pupils took part in a competition to design a sculpture made from used plastic donated by the Bidfood depots, as a reminder of the importance of reusing and recycling, now and in the future.

The winner from each school was awarded a sustainable prize donated by the depot team, and all those that took part received a certificate and goodies courtesy of Mitie.

Earlier this year, Bidfood launched a plastic-free range of 150 products. Bidfood’s depots are also taking steps to eliminate single use plastics on site wherever possible.