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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.
First Mile is now B Corp Certified
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now B Corp Certified, marking a major milestone in our sustainability journey. We’re also proud to be one of the first companies in the waste management industry to receive certification.
Sustainable office clearances and bulky waste collections
One of the most challenging aspects of sustainable waste disposal for businesses to deal with is clearances and bulky waste collections. At First Mile, we offer sustainable, zero-to-landfill office and bulky waste clearances.
First Mile wins 'Contribution to Achieving Net Zero' Award
First Mile leads the way in reducing carbon emissions by making it easier for businesses to recycle. So we’re thrilled to be the winners of the new ‘Contribution to Achieving Net Zero’ award!
Do you have to wash your recycling?
Should we wash our recyclables before putting them in the recycling bin?
Small Business Saturday: How London’s small businesses are going green.
With Small Business Saturday on 2nd December 2023, we've delved into London's vibrant small business scene, shining a spotlight on the top recyclers that go beyond just success, by actively championing sustainability.
Bruce Bratley: The Vital Actions Needed at COP28
With COP28 in the United Arab Emirates kicking off this week, the urgency to combat climate change has never been greater. It is crucial that global leaders and stakeholders come together to address the following pressing challenges and take decisive, meaningful climate action.
First Mile joins Thames River Walk with Li An Phoa, founder of Drinkable Rivers
Drinkable Rivers is a Dutch foundation on a mission to work towards a world with drinkable rivers through inspiring walks, events, research and education.
First Mile Wins Edie Net Zero Award & Green Apple Award for Electric Cargo Bikes
We are thrilled to announce that First Mile has been awarded the Edie Net Zero Mobility Project of the Year Award and the Green Apple Environment Award for Recycling Collection and Consolidation by Electric Cargo Bike.
Investing in our future with Peter Michaelis, Head of Liontrust's Sustainable investments team
In the latest episode of First Mile's Climate Heroes podcast, Bruce was joined by Peter Michaelis, Head of Liontrust's Sustainable Investments Team, to discuss the importance of investing in sustainable businesses.
Defining the 'End of Waste' Classification in Recycling and Waste Management
In today's eco-conscious world, recycling has assumed a paramount role in minimising the environmental footprint. At First Mile, we're dedicated to making a positive impact on our environment. At the heart of responsible recycling lies the concept of 'End of Waste' (EOW) classification.
The UK Government's upcoming 'Simpler Recycling' reforms: What do they mean?
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recently unveiled a groundbreaking set of reforms aimed at transforming the waste management landscape in England.
Coffee Cups and Coffee Grounds Recycling Services: A First Mile Guide
Every year, the UK generates over 250,000 tonnes of coffee grounds, disposing of 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups. Most of this waste ends up in landfills, where it takes hundreds of years to decompose and releases harmful methane gas into the atmosphere.
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