Their Challenge

Populous is an architecture company with over 35 years of experience in the industry. They were the architects behind the iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which was completed in 2019.

Since paper is a common tool used by architects and designers for sketch ideas, their biggest challenge was recycling confidential paper. Populous have three office locations, all with large quantities of confidential paper which needed to be recycled sustainably, yet securely.


First Mile's Solution

We firstly implemented ad hoc, internal collections of confidential waste for Populous. This enables them to arrange collections of confidential paper at a time that suits them.

The paper is securely shredded before being recycled at our ATTP facility, and populous are provided with a certificate of secure destruction to demonstrate their compliance.

We also implemented seven waste and recycling streams including food and glass recycling to ensure that their teams are empowered to recycle at their offices. 


Results in the past 12 months


Gold Recycling Standard

In 2023, Populous successfully attained a Gold Recycling Standard, with their impressive 89% recycling rate. To achieve Gold customers need a recycling rate of 80% or more, and have at least four waste and recycling steams in place. 

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