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Businesses are responsible for half of the UK's carbon emissions and even one small office can emit three to five tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Reducing, reusing and recycling your waste at work makes good business sense!

Using less, for example by printing double-sided on paper, means you need to buy and spend less in the first place. You can also save money on commercial waste collections by reducing, reusing and recycling waste, which saves valuable resources and helps the environment.

Many people nowadays recycle at home and like to be able to do the same at work. Businesses play an important role in helping us become a more sustainable society and have a legal duty to provide appropriate arrangements for the disposal of their waste.

Find out how you can:

Interesting Facts

Waste typically costs companies 4.5% of their turnover (source: Envirowise).

An average office could save thousands of pounds a year just by using both sides of A4 paper.