waste reform

Waste Reforms Encourage Small Business to Recycle, says FSB

Small firms will recycle more and save money under the Government’s new waste reforms, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said. Measures unveiled in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) Waste Review, which sets out initial steps for a “zero-waste economy” by 2020, would help improve affordable access to recycling for small businesses, according to the FSB. New proposals outlined include encouraging local authorities to open up household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) for business use and increasing the number of trade waste collections from premises. While big businesses and those in sectors such as manufacturing have a legal obligation to recycle waste products, most small businesses do not. However, costs associated with recycling are typically lower... »