Do you really know what can be recycled? Black bins are used to hold non-recyclable rubbish, but did you know thatup to 80% of general waste your business produces can be recycled? We all know that there is money in waste.

Most business know that fewer bin collections and more recycling helps to cut down on expensive collections, incineration costs and saves a valuable resource. But knowing exactly what can be recycled and what can’t is confusing to say the least. Let’s take plastics for example: do you know your soft plastics from your firm ones?

There are many types of plastic, in the UK packaging these are the 4 main plastics used:

  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Airtight and rigid yet flexible.
  • PET is the most commonly used for packaging food and drinks.
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Milk cartons and shampoo bottles.
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic carrier bags; Polypropylene (PP) Margarine tubs and ready-meal trays.

PET, HDPE and LDPE have the greatest recycling demand and are easier for recycling facilities to handle than other polymers.

Understanding what can and cannot be put in the correct bin can be as hard as working out the Da Vinci code. Our mission is to make it much simpler to create a cleaner, greener business and save you costs and even improve your profits through our audits. Plus as we are independent to the waste industry you are guaranteed an impartial report.

Our audits ensure your whole waste process is examined closely from identifying which waste is able to be recycled to training your staff to ensure costs / profits are maintained in the long-term. We will:

  • Scrutinise the primary, secondary and transit packaging all the way through to disposal.
  • Advise on ways of reducing packaging and propose alternatives.
  • Analyse what is currently in the general waste to determine what your real waste categories are which will lead to new sources of revenue.
  • Examine your business processes, provide training, improve your resource efficiency, and build a road map to sustainable waste management.
  • Set objectives for increasing your recycling rate.
  • Create recycling guidelines/strategy for meeting those objectives. 
  • Increase your recycling rates whilst lowering your disposal costs.
  • Improve your environmental performance and move your business up the waste hierarchy.
  • Ensure the business is zero landfill.

Waste is one of the biggest costs to any size business which increases year on year with landfill tax.  Are you ready to streamline the effectiveness of your waste operations, improve your green credentials AND save money?