Waste management affects all of us continually; reducing waste is a key part of any green strategy. The easiest way to reduce our waste is to tackle it at its source, in our behaviour, and our purchasing.
It needs to be managed wisely: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste as much as possible. This not only helps to save the environment, but also saves your business money (it costs your business money to collect all your waste. The more waste you reduce, the more you save.)
In a region, where there is a strong summer peak in tourism activities waste management requires special attention. Both, tourists and businesses have a role to play to keep the environment clean and follow an effective waste management regime.
Reduce your waste by changing your practices and those of your staff:
Change your purchasing behaviour:
You can find further advice on the following websites:
Rethink waste NI: tips, actions to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle waste. Downloadable information available.
WRAP, Envirowise: free, independent advice to UK businesses. This assistance enables companies to increase profitability and reduce environmental impact and waste management.
Recycle Now: gives detailed, information on what can be recycled and how, and where to buy recycled products.
Love food hate waste: provides advice to reduce food waste.
North West Region Waste Management Group: Management council group in Coleraine, Ballymoney, Moyle … have a look on your council website to discover more information about the collection day, etc.