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REDUCING WASTE

FOR A MORE ECONOMICALLY FRIENDLY SUPPLY CHAIN

Gardners is the largest wholesaler of English language books in the UK and Europe. Our global operation is based out of two warehouse sites in the UK, spanning a combined footprint of over 500,000 square feet. We operate with state-of-the-art technology that helps with efficiency and reduction of waste. Every year we supply millions of products to satisfied customers around the globe.

WRAPPING UP

OUR PACKAGING

BOXES & WRAPS

• Recyclable
• Reusable
• Plastic free
 

IN BOX PACKING

• Recycled packing paper
• Biodegradable airbags

PAPER INVOICES

Optional for all customers to help reduce waste.

CONTINUING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE

ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL INITIATIVE

For the past ten years we’ve reduced our landfill collections to six per month. We send our non-recyclable, compacted waste to Newhaven’s Energy Recovery Facility. This facility recovers heat energy from waste and sends it straight to the national grid instead of dumping it in a landfill.

Between 2017-2018 our
paper and cardboard
recycling
saved 9,758 trees and
3,252 sq.metres of
woodland.

Since May 2015, we
have donated
11.29 tons of would-be
waste to charity.

THROUGH ECO-FRIENDLY SUPPLIERS

WE RECYCLE 574.03 TONS YEARLY

Woodlands.co.uk calculated each tree requires 3m2 to grow and Paper Recycling Facts states each tonne of recycled paper or cardboard saves 17 trees.

CLOSING THE LOOP WITH

PLASTIC TOTES

We eliminate the need for cardboard boxes with our key suppliers by sending and receiving deliveries in our long-life totes.

LIGHTING THE WAY WITH

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

We reduced our ground floor warehouse lighting energy use by 60%. By upgrading to motion detectors and energy efficient bulbs, across the 570 fittings, we saved 209,718 KWH.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR

PRINTED LITERATURE

We have reduced the amount of printed literature for customers by employing digital solutions. All unavoidable printed materials are responsibly sourced and recyclable.

GREEN SAVINGS

ACROSS OUR SITE

RECYCLING POINTS

Across all of our units we encourage all staff to recycle waste.

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

We only use recyclable cups in our canteen across 950+ staff.

ENCOURAGING PUBLIC TRANSPORT

We are located next to a bus stop and are 4 minutes from a main train station

REDUCING COMMUTES

A large portion of staff are now working from home, eliminating their commutes.

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