Resource efficiency for businesses

Good for business. Good for the environment.

UK businesses could save £6.4 billion* per year and help create and protect jobs by improving the way they use resources.

Reducing waste and using materials more efficiently could make your company more profitable

Resource efficiency is not just an environmental initiative, it also makes good commercial sense. Waste costs money, and by finding ways to reduce waste your business could become more profitable.

Resource Efficiency Tool

An ideal starting point for assessing how your business is managing its resources.  This confidential interactive tool identifies what you can improve on and allows you to set a benchmark   

Waste Hierarchy Tool

If you create or manage waste, are a local authority or business/contractor, the Waste Hierarchy guide is an interactive tool that allows you to get general information about the type of waste your business generates and how you can take action to deal with the waste more sustainably in accordance with the waste hierarchy.

You will be able to gain information on individual materials and products such as paper and board, food, wood, glass, metals, plastics, and WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment).

By clicking on a series of simple tick boxes the information generated in PDF format can be tailored to your individual business waste.  If selected, additional case study material can be added if required.   

 

Help by sector

WRAP works closely with the following sectors to help them achieve the benefits of resource efficiency and share best practice:

Farming and growing

Discover the benefits of using quality compost to improve soil quality and increase yields.

Construction

Play your part - make real savings on construction projects and help the Construction industry halve waste to landfill by 2012. 

Recycling Industry

Waste management contractors, materials recovery facility (MRF) operators, reprocessors and manufacturers using recycled products - sustain your business in tough economic climate.

Retail Supply Chain

Achieve business benefits through using your resources more efficiency and by preventing product and packaging waste.

Small-to-medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) can cut their costs by becoming more resource efficient. 

Useful links

* Quantification of the business benefits of resource efficiency' published by Defra, October 2007