Waste and recycling

Waste and recycling (tonnes)

During 2016, we generated 2,088 tonnes of waste for disposal from our occupied estate in the UK and US (2015: 1,895 tonnes). Of this, 77 per cent was recycled, up from 59 per cent in 2013.  We continue to seek opportunities to reduce waste to landfill. For example, compostable food and drinks packaging was introduced at Jackson’s Corporate Head Office in Lansing, Michigan. In 2016 we rolled out intelligent food waste weighing systems in the staff restaurants of our larger UK sites which provide information to catering teams about how to improve food ordering and cooking practices to reduce waste.

Recycling trends within the investment estate can be hard to quantify due to the changing nature of portfolio, however landfill diversion remains high with over 99 per cent of waste from UK assets diverted.

Reporting period: 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015
Units: Tonnes

2016 2015 2014 2013
UK occupied 1,126 1,110 1,078 989
– % diverted from landfill 100% 100% 99.8% 83.4%
US occupied 962 786 882 765
– % diverted from landfill 50% 34.4% 32.7% 26.8%
Total occupied 2,088 1,896 1,960 1,754
– % diverted from landfill 77% 72.7% 69.6% 58.7%
Total investment* 8,446 10,843 11,540 11,825
– % diverted from landfill 96.7% 93.3% 92.6% 85.1%

*Investment properties within our reporting scope are located in the UK, Italy, Canada and the USA.