Slimming World celebrates National Recycling Week

Staff from Slimming World head office have been throwing their weight behind National Recycling Week.

The company’s environmental focus group, made up of nine colleagues from departments across the Alfreton-based organisation, have been on hand all week to provide Slimming World’s 400 employees with information about the importance of recycling and reducing waste levels around the workplace.

The group also put together a fun quiz to test people’s recycling knowledge with prizes to be won, including a voucher for Slimming World’s on-site salon Hair & Beauty at Slimming World.

National Recycling Week, created by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), is now its 15th year and this year’s theme is plastics. This year is the first year that Slimming World has got involved.

Since its formation earlier this year, the focus group have been working closely with the Facilities department to develop new systems for recycling paper, food, cardboard and plastic packaging within in the organisation’s warehouse. Points for staff to recycle toners, paper, plastic bottles and batteries have already been installed around the main office building and the group plans to do even more going forward.

PICTURE: From left to right: Joanne O'Connor and Hannah Parkinson, from Slimming World Head Office, are supporting National Recycling Week.

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About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 weekly groups supporting 900,000 members across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Groups are run by a network of 5,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques. Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

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For more information on this press release please contact Chetna Valand in the Slimming World PR team on 01773 546131 or email chetna.valand@slimmingworld.co.uk