The Big Picture

The environment's at the heart of all our work.

Welcome to the First Mile features and hot topics that make us tick.

How does recycling reduce carbon emissions?

We all know that recycling cuts down on the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. But how many of us really understand how it reduces carbon emissions?

The new ‘right to repair’ law

Throwing our old appliances into landfill and buying replacements is expensive for us, but it’s even more costly for our planet.

How does climate change work?

The Earth is heating up again, but this time it’s not a natural event. We’re responsible for it.

What’s next for single-use plastics?

Made almost entirely from fossil fuels, plastic is driving the climate crisis, creating global waste mountains and clogging up our oceans. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. And single-use plastic is one of the worst kinds, useful to us for only a few minutes, but destined to pollute our planet for centuries.

7 easy ways businesses can come back greener after COVID

The pandemic has given us an opportunity to reevaluate the way we treat our planet, making now a great time for businesses to go green.

Coffee Grounds Recycling in Partnership with Bio-Bean

First Mile expand coffee recycling across the UK with new coffee grounds recycling box service

Croydon BID Appoints First Mile to Deliver First Class Waste Management Services and Save Costs for Members

Croydon BID has appointed First Mile, award-winning commercial waste and recycling specialists, to bring an efficient service to Croydon BID members that benefit them both economically and environmentally.

Croydon BID Members - Claim your free recycling services

Piccolo partners up with First Mile to ensure all parents can recycle their baby food packaging

Piccolo’s new Yellow & Go pouches are the first in the baby food market to be suitable for closed-loop recycling.

Lockdown Easing - Information for Customers

In line with the government road map, First Mile are ready to help businesses reopening


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