There is growing appetite for businesses to act in the interests of the communities they serve as well as their shareholders. And there is also growing concern for the numbers of repeat offenders going in and out of prison at enormous cost to the country, both socially and economically. Recycling Lives' model offers a solution to both - supporting ex-offenders to move into employment and offering clients recycling services with added social value.
Now our work has been broadcast nationally by Sky News. Home Affairs correspondent Mark White visited Recycling Lives' residential charity and Recycling Park, meeting Ian, a Graduate of the social programmes and now crane driver for the business.