Aurora gets behind the removal of bins!

Aurora gets behind the removal of bins!

Aurora gets behind the removal of bins!

Domestic waste is responsible for less than 10% of Britain’s rubbish; the other 90% is generated by businesses.

It is this surprising statistic that has led Aurora to support leading serviced office provider Business Environment to completely remove waste bins from its clients offices in its 16 UK centres. Aurora have installed recycling points throughout the building to encourage companies employees to adopt a more holistic approach to recycling, being as diligent at work to sort and recycle their litter as they are at home.

(Bins removed from Business Environment's Milton Keynes Business Centre)

William Rodriguez, Director at Aurora, said: “Recent Defra research shows that businesses across the UK have the potential to save up to £18bn a year by taking steps to reduce waste. By removing bins, we are helping foster a green office culture by empowering companies at Business Environment locations to take a more holistic view to recycling, taking responsibility for all the waste they produce. The business now recycles enough waste to cover an entire football pitch in 2012.”

It is estimated that the new initiative will save Business Environment more than £3,000 a year and reduce waste by 86%. This is because recycling collection costs approximately one third of a normal trade waste collection. Business Environment has pledged to donate the savings to Trees for Cities, an independent charity which inspires people to plant and appreciate trees in urban areas across the world.

Aurora plan to encourage other businesses they work with to adopt the initiative during 2012.