Get expert advice on sustainable packaging best practice 


We offer a consulting service that provides guidance on best practice in packaging and recycling. Our team draw on the full extent of Biffa’s expertise to advise you on alternative materials, packaging design and the latest innovation to help you reduce waste, improve recycling rates and meet your sustainability goals. Dependent on your business needs, we can develop a full sustainable waste strategy to identify how you can reduce waste and increase recycling rates, and then help you implement any change by managing a sustainable waste project end to end.  Or we can simply provide advice through our Packaging Surgeries. 

Why choose Biffa?

We’ll make sure your packaging and waste strategy is both technically and commercially viable for your business, with meaningful outcomes. What’s more, it’ll be ambitious and far-reaching enough to drive your sustainability journey all the way to waste net zero, including:

• Packaging reduction
• Recycling performance
• Removal of single use plastics
• Creation of a robust database for all materials
• Ways to embrace cutting-edge innovation

How we work with you

We take an honest, unbiased and independent view of all the sustainable packaging solutions available to you, quickly determining what is and isn’t possible or practical. To do this, we consult with you in three simple and often interlocking areas:

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We’ll explore and fairly assess every possible format, material or system in the context of both your current infrastructure and how it’s likely to change in the future.
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We believe any new solution(s) must include an ongoing commitment to keeping colleagues and end customers updated on new developments, especially if any changes in behaviour are required.
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As legislation inevitably evolves, we’ll work hard to protect your business from the rising cost of packaging compliance wherever and however possible.

Be more circular

We want to help your business become part of a successful circular economy by prioritising reduction, reuse, and recycling in your packaging activity over recovery or disposal. We’ve already helped several major retailers and manufacturers streamline their processes, including Greggs and Ribena.
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Packaging is a key part of our sustainability ambition, so it is extremely useful to work alongside Biffa on their ‘packaging surgery’ concept. We’ve already identified opportunities and options for further development by combining our internal knowledge and the recycling infrastructure experience of the Biffa team, and we see this developing into a key part of our innovation approach in the future
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Explore our other specialist solutions

Our packaging and waste strategy offer is just one of the services we provide to help your business become more sustainable.