As part of its commitment to environmental improvements, Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID has introduced a new Cardboard collection service using their new Eco-Friendly Cargo Bike.
The bike is another step in the BID’s ongoing commitment to environmental improvements within the City Centre, having previously launched the Re:Fill scheme to reduce plastic water bottle waste in the City Centre and hosted the annual Better World Festival in July. The two-day festival celebrates all things sustainability and well-being with a huge focus on the environment.
Strengthening their support to City Centre Businesses, the BID will be using their new Eco Cargo bike to collect unused cardboard from local shops & restaurants to take to a compacting space owned by the council, where it will be collected and processed at the City Centre recycling station.
The new e-bike service revolutionises business waste and recycling collections in our City Centre and aims to increase recycling, make waste collections more convenient for local businesses and reduce traffic congestion.
The scheme is a free weekly service, fully funded by the Stoke on Trent City Centre BID and is provided to all businesses within the City Centre, over 45 companies have already signed up.
Sara Williams, CEO of Staffordshire Chambers and Lead Director for the BID’s Business Community Support priority commented: “It is great that the BID has invested in helping businesses with their waste cardboard collection – and in such an innovative way. The e-cargo bike collecting waste highlights the BID’s commitment to helping businesses tackle the issues of the environment.”