Greater Anglia and Veolia celebrate National Recycling Week 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

Greater Anglia is celebrating Recycling Week 2017 by holding two events at Norwich rail station.

Recycle Week 2017 runs from 25 September to 1 October, and on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September, customers will be able to find out more about the train operator’s recycling plan with Veolia.

Events will be held at Norwich station on both days between 7am and 11am and 4pm and 7pm, where representatives from Greater Anglia and Veolia will be on hand to speak with customers and answer any questions.

Customers will be able to take part in quiz to be in with a chance of winning a Kindle.

Jay Thompson, Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability at Greater Anglia, said: “We are committed to improve recycling rates and cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.

“We have increased our recycling rate by 71% over the past five years, however we acknowledge we still have a lot more work to do. Part of this will involve educating our customers about the best ways in which they can help the planet and recycle while travelling with us.

“We would encourage all passengers to either use the bins provided at stations or on trains, or take their rubbish home with them.”

During the current franchise, which runs until 2025, Greater Anglia is aiming to recycle 90% of waste.

In August, it appointed Veolia as its recycling and waste service provider in a bid to further increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of rubbish which is sent to landfill.

In 2012/13, the rail operator recycled 38% of waste across its network, however in 2016/17 that figure was 65% which represents an increase of 71%. Last year, Greater Anglia collected 2,999 tonnes of waste, which is the equivalent weight of 18 InterCity trains.