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Airsprung cuts landfill to zero

Beds and upholstery group Airsprung Group has eliminated waste going to landfill.

‘This is the culmination of many years' work by all of our staff. I think all industries have a corporate social obligation to minimise their impact on the environment, and I am proud that Airsprung Group is leading the way,’ said Tony Lisanti, Airsprung Group chief executive. Lisanti is also chairman of the National Bed Federation’s recycling committee.

‘With a project like this, there are many gains that can be made at an early stage by doing some relatively straightforward things. However, the challenge is that the final 20% of results need some real effort to achieve,’ said Lisanti.

The group’s subsidiaries have in-house teams sorting recyclable material. The small amount of non-recyclable materials is handled by national companies specialising in generating Refuse Derived Fuel. This applies to all office and factory waste and also includes furniture collected through its Collect and Recycle service offered to consumers.

‘I would like to thank all of the people responsible for this fantastic achievement. It hasn't been easy, but I hope that Airsprung has shown that if the desire is there, it is possible to deliver real change in our industry,’ said Lisanti