Deadline for Rethink Waste

Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by The Manufacturer

Manufacturers have until September 28 to sign up for a free initiative from WRAP to help improve resource efficiency and save money.

Rethink Waste, run with support from manufacturers’ organisation EEF, will show companies how they can make significant savings by changing their approach to dealing with waste. Businesses can register at until September 28th.

Three advice-packed online modules will help businesses understand how much waste their company produces, what this costs and how to implement a waste-saving plan. Participants will also have access to a virtual factory tour, audiocasts and a web conference.

Experience has shown that manufacturers taking action to reduce waste and improve their resource efficiency can save up to £1,000 per employee.

“The true cost of waste includes waste raw materials, energy and labour, and can be around 5 to 20 times the cost of disposal,” says Mike Savage, Rethink Waste manager on behalf of WRAP. “While many UK manufacturers have adopted recycling measures, there are also opportunities to reduce and re-use waste as well – actions that can substantially benefit the bottom line.”