19 Oct '11, 7am

Government launches small business recycling charter via @businessgreen

Representatives of local councils and small businesses will today sign up to a new charter designed to improve access to recycling services for small and medium-sized business (SMBs). According to government figures, UK SMBs produce 30 million tonnes of waste a year and achieve recycling rates of over 50 per cent. However, there have been widespread complaints from small businesses that they often struggle to access cost-effective recycling services and, as a result, are forced to throw out materials that are useful for recycling. FURTHER READING Wales points the way in meeting green goals Recyclebank reveals plan to incentivise greener commuting The Business Waste and Recycling Services Commitment to be announced today with the backing of the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Federation of Small Businesses aims to tackle this problem by encouraging councils to wo...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2118029/government-l...

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