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

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

Supporting a Green Lockdown Part 2: three ways to come back greener in the kitchen

We’ve been promoting the #comebackgreener handle on social media to help drive the conversation during lockdown around how we can all make choices to help make a clean break from business as usual and address the urgent issues of climate change that still loom over the current disruption from Covid-19.

Using the ‘New Normal’ To Implement a Successful Green Recovery

Since lockdown, the phrase ‘the new normal’ has picked up a buzz. Nobody can be sure what the new normal is going to look like in the next few months, or even years to follow, but this period of uncertainty has given us the time to reflect on our lives, our society and how we are affecting the planet around us. It’s the time to embrace change and to start making positive impacts for good.

New London-based pilot scheme aims to validate closed-loop polybag recycling system

Polybag Collection Scheme Pilot re-launches August 3rd. First Mile has teamed up with the global sustainable fashion innovation platform, Fashion for Good, in a new pilot scheme that aims to test a key part of the infrastructure in a future circular system to tackle the issue of plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry.

First Mile acquires Giraffe Recycling and strengthens its position as London’s leading recycling company

First Mile, London’s leading recycling company, has today announced the acquisition of Giraffe Recycling, effective as of 29 July 2020.

First Mile wins ‘Excellence in Responsible Business’ title at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 2020 awards

First Mile, has been recognised for its commitment to responsible business by being named the winner of the ‘Excellence in Responsible Business’ title at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 2020 awards.

Sale of Giraffe Recycling to First Mile Limited

Giraffe Recycling decided significant investment is required to recover successfully from the Coronavirus pandemic and customers would be better served as part of a company with more available resources.

Five Reasons Why Recycling Should Be Number One on Your Sustainability Agenda

As a business, you should already have a firm sustainability plan in place. It should be more than just tipping paper into the recycling or installing hand dryers in the bathrooms. You should be able to see clearly how your company is moving towards a greener and brighter future.

New PPE waste disposal regulations for Covid-19

Helping you and your business keep Britain safe and tidy.

Supporting the hospitality industry in getting back to business

We’re National Recycling Awards 2020 finalists!

We’re delighted to share our latest success with you all – First Mile has been shortlisted in the Team of the Year – Commercial category in the MRW National Recycling Awards 2020!

Let's talk compostables (and food)!

Will compostables take over the packaging industry?

How to have a sustainable declutter?

Top tips for a sustainable home declutter.

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