A bright future

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AN AWARD-WINNING waste management business has announced a series of green projects.

J&B Recycling wants to cut fuel bills by more than 10 per cent by encouraging drivers to operate more safely and efficiently on the roads.

The Hartlepool-based business is also updating its 19-strong fleet of vehicles.

Transport and logistics manager Matt Tyrie said: “Reducing our carbon footprint is at the very heart of what we do.”

Every drivers has completed Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) training, encouraging them to adopt techniques to cut fuel consumption.

The business has also installed new technology on all of its vehicles to measure driver performance such as when they are speeding or idling.

Operating newer more fuel efficient vehicles alongside improved driving is expected to reduce transport costs by as much as £45,000 a year.

J&B Recycling is the current Hartlepool Business of the Year title holder.