Enabling the Circular Economy
What we're doing to close the loop.
How Biffa is making it happen
We’re helping customers to be more sustainable and participate in the circular economy by:
Providing producers with expertise and support to meet packaging compliance obligations
Recycling over 150k tonnes of plastic every year to create raw material for manufacturers
Recovering energy and other commodities from waste to feed back into supply chains
Producing 12+MW of biogas and 383GWh of electricity from waste
Turning green waste into compost generating 26 kilotonnes
Encouraging the UK to use materials responsibly and reuse as much as possible
Building two new energy recovery facilities in partnership with Covanta
The Deposit Return Scheme
The Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will enable more circular practices, encouraging consumers to return their empty drinks cans and bottles for recycling. In the scheme consumers buying drinks will pay a 20p deposit which gets refunded when they take their empty bottle or can back. In most cases this will be via reverse vending machines at retail outlets.
Biffa partners with organisations and individuals to innovate and enable more businesses to participate in the circular economy. At one end of the scale we are supporting local entrepreneurs with material to create their products. At the other end, we are in manufacturing plants, identifying new opportunities to remove surplus from the production line and redistribute.
The Circular Economy in action
Supporting Kate to upcycle Cornish beach waste
31 Jan 2023
Biffa provides new studio space for flourishing Flotsam Flo business.