Businesses will be affected by new regulations coming into effect in January 2016. Amendments to the duty of care requirements in Section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) requires businesses to take all reasonable steps to separate dry recyclables and food waste for collection. Want to know how these regulations affect you? Recycle for Scotland – Think before you throw
How much money can your business save?
Businesses can achieve significant financial savings through waste prevention, reuse and recycling. A free guide, Save money on waste, published by Resource Efficient Scotland, provides comprehensive advice and a range of free tools to help businesses reduce waste and save money.
There is also plenty of easy to understand guidance on waste regulation and good practice advice for small to medium sized businesses to help manage waste with as little impact on the environment as possible on the Netregs website.
Use the savings calculator to see what your business can save on bills by putting in place some straightforward efficiency measures.
Closing the loop - an EU action plan for the Circular Economy
The European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package, which includes revised legislative proposals on waste to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.
The Circular Economy - a win-win situation:
Read more about the action plan and watch the video.
- savings of €600 billion for EU businesses, equivalent to 8% of their annual turnover;
- creation of 580,000 jobs;
- reduction of EU carbon emissions by 450 million tonnes per year.