|TIME RUNNING OUT FOR MANUFACTURERS
Manufacturers have just a few weeks remaining to sign up to a free initiative that could help them unlock thousands of pounds in cost savings.
Rethink Waste, run by sustainable business experts Envirowise with support from manufacturers' association EEF, will show companies how they can make significant savings by changing their approach to dealing with waste. Businesses can register for the scheme at www.envirowise.gov.uk/rethink - until 31 December.
Three advice-packed online modules will take businesses through the key steps of collecting benchmarking data, developing an action plan and then implementing a waste-saving strategy. Participants will also have access to a virtual factory tour, audiocasts and an exclusive web conference.
Envirowise experience has shown that manufacturers taking action to reduce waste and improve their resource efficiency can save up to £1,000 per employee. Across the UK, around £500-million could be saved annually.
Envirowise Production Specialist Michael Savage said: "Rethink Waste provides an excellent opportunity for manufacturers to improve their resource efficiency, and make cost savings, in a planned and measurable way. But with the deadline for registration fast approaching, companies need to act quickly if they want to take part in the initiative."
Head of Environment at the EEF, Gareth Stace, adds: "Free initiatives such as Rethink Waste offer a practical and accessible route to resource efficiency and we are encouraging our members to take part."
Manufacturers can register for Rethink Waste before 31 December 2009. Registrations can be made at www.envirowise.gov.uk/rethink .