The company has continued to recycle materials found on the buses such as metal cans, newspapers, magazines and plastic bottles. The first engineering team have also have also increased the number of materials recycled which include batteries, mixed alloys, glass, steel, plastics, fluorescent bulbs and waste oils.
The Scotstoun depot in particular has improved their recycling rate to 73%, a 22% increase on last years figure.
Kenny Dickson, Engineering Director, First Glasgow, said: “There is a real focus at First Glasgow to improve our recycling arrangements. As part of our ongoing Depot Transformation programme, we implemented a new strategy recently enabling our engineering and bus presentation teams to recycle waste effortlessly.
“Recycling is now a good habit and my colleagues do it without thinking. I’m thrilled with the results. We are reducing our carbon footprint, helping the environment and saving money.”
Speaking of the recycling efforts of the staff at Scotstoun, Dickson said: “I'm very impressed with the passion of the Scotstoun presentation staff. There’s a real sense of pride about the condition and cleanliness of our vehicles, not to mention their commitment to recycling. Our awards are designed to reward those employees that go the extra mile – Pat and Rad thoroughly deserved their nomination.”
Source: Joseph Phelan- E2B Pulse