Bakers Basco

Stacy Brown is heading up the investigations team for Bakers Basco. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco ramps up its long arm of the law

By Gill Hyslop

The membership scheme set up by Allied Bakeries, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis and Warburtons to manage a bakery equipment service has recruited a former police officer as its new National Investigations Manager.

Maybe the current 'leaky bucket' scenario in the UK is a cultural issue, says Paul Empson. Pic: GettyImages/SolStock

How can we get young drivers back on the UK’s roads?

By Gill Hyslop

While there has been a 40% recovery in the number of drivers in the UK, a loss of 9,000 HGV drivers in the same period reflects ‘a leaky bucket scenario’, writes Paul Empson, GM of Bakers Basco.

Bakers Basco's pool of equipment is designed to last many years, with each piece of kit recycled potentially 400 times and the resulting raw plastic used to make more baskets before it reaches the end of its useful life. Pic: Bakers Basco

Bakers Basco ramps ups endeavours to track down diverted equipment

By Gill Hyslop

The scheme set up by five of the UK’s largest plant bakers is doubling its efforts to visit more locations of interest to track down backlogs of bread baskets and wheeled dollies diverted out of the supply chain, whether intentionally or by mistake.

Too much of the reusable bread baskets and dollies is sucked into unecessary plastic recycling. Pic: Bakers Basco

Global Recycling Day

Bakers Basco shines a light on ‘the dark side’ of plastic recycling

By Gill Hyslop

To mark Global Recycling Day 2021 (18 March), Bakers Basco has revealed the results of a YouGov survey to uncover what the UK public thinks of the recycling of products designed to be used multiple times rather than being disposed of after a single use.

Bakers Basco invested an additional £1m worth of equipment into the system to address the increased demand for baked goods at the outbreak of the pandemic. Pic: Bakers Basco

New in brief

Bakery equipment recoveries up more than 50% in second half of 2020

By Gill Hyslop

Bakers Basco – the bakery equipment solution set up by five of the UK’s largest plant bakers for transporting bread and morning goods – has reported an increase of over 50% in the number of bread baskets and dollies recovered in the second half of 2020...

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