Commercial and industrial waste generation and management

Businesses generate approximately one quarter of all waste in England. They can save money by making products with fewer natural resources and can reduce the costs of waste treatment and disposal.

Improving the productivity with which natural resources are used can generate new opportunities and jobs.

The following link provides a downloadable report and spreadsheets showing various facts and figures. Animal and vegetable wastes can be broken down regionally, and by business size. This can then be applied to your local area, according to business numbers, and food waste can be approximated.

Click here to read the report (Defra)