Recycling cans

Sodexo’s work with military bases wins national award

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has been awarded a national Green Can Award following its work with recycling programme provider Every Can Counts.

The global company’s UK-based team, which provides services at 10 Royal Navy and Royal Marines bases in the South West, impressed judges with its creative use of interactive shows to spread recycling awareness.

The provider also encouraged the military bases to work with the wider community to increase recycling rates and awareness, whilst raising money for local projects such as Community Resources, Ilfracombe

Anne Daniels, Health and Safety Manager at Sodexo, said: “By implementing the Every Can Counts recycling programme we have not only improved drinks can recycling rates to a staggering 85 kilos a month, but have also bettered community relations by helping our military customers to support good causes through the money raised by recycling. This initiative fits perfectly with Sodexo’s Better Tomorrow Plan (sustainability roadmap to 2020), a part of which aims to reduce the environmental impact in the areas where Sodexo operates and to engage with local communities and we are all very excited to be part of this important work.”

Ruth Meeke, Programme Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “Sodexo has made a significant impact on the recycling practices of both colleagues and the military bases serviced, in addition to supporting community projects with the money raised by recycling, which is a fantastic achievement. We hope that more businesses in South West England will also become inspired to work with the free to use Every Can Counts programme, and break down barriers to responsible waste disposal.”

The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that have gone above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts.

For more information about the Green Can Awards or to find out more about how your business or organisation can sign up to Every Can Counts visit or call 01527 597 757.