1,000 tonnes of waste avoided in Greater Manchester
Since 2014, the Business Growth Hub has helped companies to implement a range of innovative waste management solutions that are now diverting over 1,000 tonnes of waste from landfill a year.
Specialist environmental business advisors at the Business Growth Hub
provided SMEs in Greater Manchester with on-site, one-to-one support to identify and implement opportunities to improve their resource efficiency, looking at innovative solutions such as process improvements, eco-design and on-site energy recovery. In total, the measures taken by companies have saved £535,000 in annual material, waste and other costs.
They have also cut annual emissions by 1,849 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) – enough to fill over 1,000 hot air balloons.
Samantha Nicholson, head of low carbon at the Hub, said: “As we move towards a more resource efficient, circular economy, the most successful companies of tomorrow will be the ones that recognise the value of cutting out waste across their value chain and reconfiguring their business model towards sustainable products and services.
“Our specialist advisors provide tailored solutions and ongoing, on-site support to increase their productivity, competitiveness and profitability.”