Westminster’s shopping streets are visited by literally millions of shoppers each year – from home and abroad. Oxford Street, Regents Street, Knightsbridge and Covent Garden are just a few of the iconic names everyone will know. With 60,000 employees and 6,800 shops (2014 figures) – many operating day and night all year round – retail is vital to the economy.
Whilst this sector has made huge strides in reducing waste, particularly around packaging, it is still a considerable generator of waste. That makes retail waste management very important as the waste comes in every waste and recycling category – from cardboard right through to food.