Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The first priority in a more circular economy is to avoid unnecessary waste and use fewer resources in the first instance.
There is evidence that in terms of the UK’s footprint we use the equivalent of 2.9 planets to provide the resources we use and to absorb the waste we produce.
This demand is already placing the environment under pressure.
A more circular approach should:
Take the first steps on your cost saving journey to resource efficiency
Review your processes
Reduce your food waste
Contribute to relevant UK Voluntary Agreements, for example:
Use advice about resource efficiency and free practical help from a range of organisations.
Using fewer resources
SEPA Special Waste Consignment Notes – updated position, The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is now accepting special waste consignment notes (SWCNs) by email only.
DAERA Waste Policy Tracker, The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published a Waste policy tracker to stay informed of waste policy developments.
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