A stable climate and rich biodiversity is vitally important for the long-term future of all life on our planet.

Containers, boxes, cups, bowls, utensils, packaging, bags, lids, straws, stirrers… our daily lives, our landfills, and our oceans are filled with single-use plastics. To fight growing pollution, we have introduced innovative, sustainable solutions for packaging and recycling - such as re-useable materials, bioplastics, and organic material - to help eliminate plastic waste from ending up in landfills.

The challenge single use plastics presents is large and we continue to ensure we are doing all we can to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. We aim to prevent waste where we can and where disposables are still necessary we have introduced a number of environmentally friendly initiatives.

To help protect our planet, we have made commitments in our social impact pledge to:

Tackling unrecyclable single use plastics in our business

Recycling is a vital tool in the journey to Net Zero

On Global Recycling Day, Sodexo’s Head of Waste Management, Catherine Burrows, shares her thoughts on the important role recycling is playing in the journey to Net Zero.

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Sustainable swaps

Replacing five items with more sustainable options, Removing 38 million single use plastic items by using wood, paper, cardboard or fibre-based take-away bags, straws, plates, cutlery and stirrers - how can you replace items with more sustainable swaps?

Find out more about our sustainable swaps

Working towards a future that is free of single-use plastics

Find out more about our achievements so far

Find out more about our achievements so far

Tackling unrecyclable single-use plastic

We switched off the supply of polystyrene products and single use plastic bags on 1 February 2020.

Read our announcement

The cup connundrum

We’ve made it our mission to ensure that, by 2020, 70% of all waste on our sites will be recycled or reused, rising to 90% by 2025.

Read more about our partnership with Simply Cups