Sustainability Case Study: bartlett mitchell
bartlett mitchell was established by Wendy Bartlett and Ian Mitchell in 2000 to provide bespoke catering services to business clients in London and the South East of England.?The businesses?key focus is on providing innovative service and great, fresh food. The company now employs over 450 in its team and caters at 70 locations for a wide range of clients in business and industry, education, healthcare and service industries.
?In 2010 bartlett Mitchell introduced radical new food waste recycling facilities at two of its contracts. The large-scale recycling units, in the form of wormeries, deal with over 90% of food waste from the kitchens and staff restaurants at two of their operations ? IT company Symantec in Reading and green energy company, Johnson Matthey in Swindon.
bartlett mitchell introduced the idea to Johnson Matthey over a year ago.? Already very focussed on green initiatives, they liked the idea so much they bought a wormery and installed it in their grounds.? According to Dawn Brock-Hoskins, bartlett mitchell?s catering manager, ?The wormery has been going for 12 months now and it?s been successful.? We started by only putting food waste in but now it takes most of the paper and cardboard from the client?s premises too.?
?It does take a while for the wormery to get established and it also needs careful managing, but we?re hopeful that we?ll soon get the first output from the wormery, in the form of worm casts, for use in Johnson Matthey?s grounds.???
The other wormery at Symantec was introduced recently and it?s planned that it will ultimately handle over 5 tonnes of food and paper waste a year creating waste collection cost savings.??
Wendy Bartlett, Managing Director of bartlett mitchell commented, ?Green initiatives are a priority for many of our clients and wormeries are an excellent pro-active solution for those clients that have the space and facilities to install one of these units.? The idea has been well received and we?re now in discussions with a number of other clients about installing wormeries at their sites too.???Visit the bartlett mitchell website