Qbic Manchester, the newest addition to Qbic’s portfolio of hotels mixing great design, sustainability and affordability, will open in April 2021.
Challenging traditional stereotypes, Qbic is reinventing the concept of affordable hotels by focusing on what matters to its stylish, savvy, environmentally-responsible guests. With this in mind Fresh Start Waste, who offer a ‘Real Recycling’ solution to businesses across the City Centre and beyond were the obvious partner for Qbic Manchester’s waste and recycling strategy. Fresh Start’s environmentally friendly recycling starts with considering all waste streams produced and advising on the best way to ensure maximum levels of recycling.
At Qbic Manchester this partnership with Fresh Start includes encouraging segregation of all waste from the moment it is discarded, through the introduction of colour coded recycling and general waste bins in every one of the 261 bedrooms, which aligns with the external bins for collection. The waste which is segregated at source is non-contaminated and therefore much easier to recycle. The service provided by Fresh Start has been accompanied with staff training sessions ahead of the hotel opening to ensure waste collected from all areas of the hotel by the cleaning team are then placed in the correct bins in the service area, further reducing contamination and maximising recycling.
Further to this Fresh Start offer split wagons for the collection of two waste streams (food and glass) with just one vehicle, as opposed to sending two vehicles, meaning less vehicles on the streets of Manchester, and a reduction in CO2 emissions as a result from their already carbon efficient trucks which operate with EURO 6 engines.