UK Businesses Brushing Up on Waste Management

Posted on 27th February 2013

Waste management has been the word on everybody’s lips so far in 2013, with many saying this is the year that could really make a difference to our overall sustainability if we all push to take that extra level of care in regards to all our waste produced, there’s no wonder the news has been alight with stories involving the industry! Nobody knows this better than the Chartered Institute of Waste Management or CIWM for short and as such, their latest endeavour involves rolling out a new short course for UK businesses, increasing awareness of waste management and improving the processes already in place.

Covering all the basics of waste and resources and providing a detailed overview of the environmental and ecological gravity that is associated with keeping on top of these aspects within the business, the one day course has been put together by a range of relevant bodies and boards and is designed to include everything businesses need to get a basic but efficient waste management process in place.  With contributions from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Environment Agency, The Environmental Services Association and the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board, the quality of information within is unprecedented.

Waste legislation, potential hidden costs, waste auditing and strategic management are all elements of the course as well, exemplifying the extent to which the modules have been engineered to work to the advantage of businesses providing genuinely useful and relevant results.

“In these tough economic times, waste is becoming an increasingly important and visible bottom line issue.” Steve Lee, CIWM chief executive commented, continuing “Research from Defra indicates that businesses could save up to £18bn a year by taking simple and relatively cost neutral steps to reduce their waste.”

Without a doubt, it’s important for all businesses to manage their waste comprehensively, and with the money saving and environmental benefits involved as well, there’s no reason not to brush up on your waste management processes! Here at AMA Skip Hire, we provide a huge range of waste management services, and whether you need a skip, site clearance or even portable toilet hire, we’re certain we can help bring a streamlined waste program to your business with ease, so give us a call today!