Below are some websites that we think may help your business become more sustainable.
Waste and Recycling advice
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) can work in partnership with your business to encourage greater efficiency with materials used and to enable more recycling of the waste you do produce. Rethink Waste is a free online initiative run by WRAP to help manufacturers reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and save money. Telephone 0808 100 2040 for more details.
The Department for Environnment, Food and Rural Affairs (defra) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs.
National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) facilitates a free resource exchange between businesses.
Furniture Donation Network is an award-winning charity operating a bulky waste collection service via its commercial arm. They will collect and recycle certain items. Please note there is a charge for this service.
Recycle More is a one-stop recycling information centre. You will find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace. Their website contains useful information about recycling light bulbs, batteries, electrical items and even features a fantastic online recycling search facility.
The Federation of Small Businesses will provide a pack with guidance and ideas to assist in using fewer resources more efficiently and provides information on some key legislation that affects all businesses regardless of size. Telephone 0808 20 20 888 for more details.
The Environment Agency (EA) is the leading public body for protecting our environment in England and Wales. It works with businesses to reduce the effect their work has on the environment and ensure compliance with environmental law. Telephone 03708 506 506 for details or contact the Incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.
The Energy Saving Trust provides a range of resources to help your organisation reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Telephone 0300 123 1234 for more details.