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WasteLESS Week 2018

WasteLESS Week is a five-day campaign that Sodexo teams run during October at client sites around the world. In 2018, the Sodexo UK & Ireland WasteLESS Week took place between the 22 - 26 October.

In the UK and Ireland, the focus was plastic reduction. Over 12 billion tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfills or the natural environment by 2050. This is one of the reasons why Sodexo believes that less waste means increased quality of life and therefore reducing waste is one of our key Better Tomorrow 2025 commitments.

2018 WasteLESS Week winners

The team at Stryker Belfast (Corporate Services) in Northern Ireland were crowned the 2018 winners of the annual WasteLESS Week trophy.

Sodexo business manager Pamela Millar, headed up the site team’s campaign and is passionate about reducing waste and promoting sustainable business practices.

Supporting Pamela’s vision, the client issued re-useable cups to all on site staff and banned plastic cups. This has created not just an environmental benefit, but a cost saving in cups. Find out more about the team’s WasteLESS Week journey here.

WasteLESS Week 2018 winners

Pictured: Pamela Millar (centre left) and some of the Belfast site team being presented with the WasteLESS Week trophy by Sodexo’s Corporate Responsibility team

Well done to Pamela and the rest of the Belfast team for your efforts and thank you to everyone who participated in last year’s WasteLESS Week. Could your site be the 2019 winner?

Special mention to Emmanuel School and Eli Lilly Kinsale Cork for being shortlisted for the 2018 WasteLESS Week trophy.

Get involved

Use the "Facts & Tips" documents on the right hand side to help reduce your waste at work or at home.

Share your waste reduction journey on Twitter or Facebook using #WasteLESSWeek.

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Better Tomorrow 2025

In 2017 we launched Better Tomorrow 2025 - our roadmap to help keep responsible business at the heart of how we work. Click here for the full Better Tomorrow 2025 story.

What change will you make?


More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in our oceans every year

Sodexo have banned the purchase and use of plastic straws and stirrers to create a better tomorrow

Watch Sir David Attenboroughs plastic message and be inspired to help change the impact plastics have on our oceans

Help us save our oceans!

2017 Winners

Go Ape 2018

The 2017 WasteLESS Week winners were Scottish Government - St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh.

Their innovative approach to reducing the use of plastic milk cartons by 64% and takeaway cups by 16% earnt them the trophy

Facts & Tips

Download the travel carbon calculator to measure your travels impact - think about making a long term change to reduce your carbon footprint.