Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Retail and Wholesale sector.
Neighbourhood Retailer is a publication for Northern Ireland's retail industry. The outfit also advocates on behalf of the industry.
NIIRTA is a trade body that represents wholesalers, independent retailers and other suppliers to the retail sector in Northern Ireland. Members of NIIRTA are typically local SMEs.
NIRC is a branch of the British Retail Consortium (see above).
Scottish Bakers is the trading name for the Scottish Association for Master Bakers (SAMB). Scottish Bakers provides advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout the country.
SGF is a trade association the represents the convenience store industry in Scotland.
SFMTA is a trade body that works on behalf of the country's local butchers.
SRC is a branch of the British Retail Consortium (see above).
ACS is a UK trade group that represents local shops, providing advice, lobbying services and networking opportunities.
BRC is a trade association that represents individual retailers and other industry groups.
IGD is a research and training charity with global reach that represents the food and consumer goods industry.
IMRG is a trade body that works on behalf of the UK's e-retail industry. Their membership consists of a range of actors, including multichannel and pureplay, SME and multinational, and solution providers to industry.
Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.
The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.
Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.
A new framework for tackling waste has been unveiled by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), focussing on how SEPA will support a circular economy in Scotland.
One Planet Prosperity – A Waste to Resources Framework
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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NIEA and the CEF have developed a Regulatory Position to promote Sustainable re-use of natural excavated material from Greenfield sites.
The replacements for the PPGs are being developed. Now available GPP 2 Above Ground Oil Storage
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