Businesses generated a quarter of the waste produced in England. In 2009 the Commercial and Industrial sector in England generated 47.9 million tonnes. 52% of this was recycled or reused and 24% was sent to landfill. (Source: Defra).
Reducing the amount of waste generated can save businesses money and reduce their environmental impact. We have developed these pages to help businesses understand their legal obligations when it comes to waste, take steps to reduce their waste and provide guidance when it comes to setting up recycling schemes at work.
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