Business Waste and the Environment…
On average around 400 million tonnes of solid waste is produced in the UK each year. Some 19% of this is generated in industry and commerce. Waste is an increasing ecological concern as landfill sites reach capacity and cause pollution to the environment.
Waste is often an unseen and overlooked cost on company accounts. As the government introduces new legislation and economic policies, such as landfill taxes, the cost of dealing with waste is set to increase dramatically over the next few years.
Diverting waste from landfill is high on the government's national agenda for sustainable waste management. Further to this, waste minimisation, reducing, reusing and recycling waste is an excellent opportunity for companies to reduce costs and increase profits.