Buying group Nisa-Today’s is to trial a new collected recycling service for members’ cardboard and shrink-wrap packaging. The waste will be picked up by lorries returning to the company’s Scunthorpe warehouse, then bundled and sent for recycling. The free service for its 35 members in the north east will run for three months from January.

“We are trialling this service to save time and money for members, many of whom have small quantities of packaging waste that is difficult to manage collections for,” said John Sharpe, managing director of central distribution, trading and logistics. “As a group we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and this is one of the many methods we are exploring.”

The company already recycles cardboard and shrink-wrap waste from its warehouses.