Your business could reduce overheads by using less energy and water, consuming fewer raw materials and reducing waste.
Most businesses could use a lot less energy. Even simple low or
no-cost measures can usually cut energy costs by 10 per cent, and
you'll start seeing the saving straight away. Every tonne of
rubbish your business throws away could cost you £1,800 or more.
Reducing the amount of waste you produce and recycling as much as
possible can cut costs and even make you money.
Likewise, reducing the amount of water you use will save you money
in supply charges, cut your effluent disposal bill, and help you
save on energy for heating or chemicals for water treatment.
Designing and buying products that use fewer raw materials, are
made from recycled materials, or are made to last longer can help
reduce risk and save money. It can also help reach new markets.
Efficiency Self-assessment Tool
A Resource Efficiency Self-assessment Tool has been developed
that can help you identify the cost of the resources your business
uses, where savings can be made, highlight areas where you should
prioritise your efforts, and will even provide you with a basic
action plan to help you get started. To use the Resource
Efficiency Self-assessment tool you will need to fill in a short
form and have your utility, materials, water and waste bills to
hand, but the step-by-step process is clear and easy to
click here to access the Resource Efficiency Self-assessment
The Welsh Government's new Resource Efficient Wales (REW) service
is free and easy to access.
Click here to find out more about upcoming and recorded informative
webinars. Any Welsh business can apply and be matched with an
expert Client Manager from WRAP Cymru or Carbon Trust, who will
work with you to:
- Identify areas for improvement and savings
- Introduce you to tools and guidance to help you implement
- Advise you about sources of further support and funding
For more information, contact: