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.

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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.


Resource 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 complete. Please click here to access the Resource Efficiency Self-assessment Tool.


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 changes
  • Advise you about sources of further support and funding


For more information, contact:

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