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Resource Efficiency

Recycling and waste management

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What to do with waste you produce in your business.

Business waste includes any waste that comes from:

- any commercial activity – including any you run from your home
- construction
- demolition
- industry
- agriculture

For more information please visit's Managing your waste overview section.

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The Carbon Trust

A not for profit company providing specialist support to help business and the public sector boost business returns by cutting carbon emissions, saving energy and commercialising low carbon technologies.


Tel: 0800 085 2005

The Carbon Trust - Green Business Fund

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the brand new energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £10,000 capital contribution towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

Website: The Carbon Trust - Green Business Fund 


Decentralised Energy Knowledge Base (DEKB)

The DEKB is an information source for anyone in business who wants to make and use their own energy – including practitioners, consultants, advisors, agencies and energy consumers and developers.


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Improving your Resource Efficiency (IYRE)

IYRE LogoA government funded environmental support programme is available for Cheshire West and Warrington based businesses, offering reviews, specialist advice and ongoing support to help companies to become more resource efficient, reduce environmental impact, lower costs and increase sales and minimise climate change risks. A free 2-hour-no-commitment consultation demonstrates the potential savings to be made.

For more information visit the Smarter Business Resource Efficiency section.

Weathering the Storm

CLASP LogoWeathering the Storm is a guide for small to medium enterprises in Cheshire and Warrington, giving advice on the effects of climate change and severe weather. The guide suggests practical measures to avoide business losses and includes a checklist to prepare in case of disruption.

For more information visit the Website: CLASP Cheshire and Warrington site or download the Weathering the Storm 2014 guide (PDF).


Environment Agency

Environment Agency work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. They were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. Within England they are responsible for regulating major industry and waste, treatment of contaminated land, water quality and resources, fisheries, inland river, estuary and harbour navigations, conservation and ecology.
For more information visit the Environment Agency website


Groundwork know that the important issues affecting our communities – jobs, health, education, young people, crime, the climate. They focus our activity on those communities where they can make most difference and help hundreds of people to change their lives each year.
For more information visit the Groundwork website

The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental

The North West Fund for Energy & Environmental provides a flexible equity package for growth oriented businesses operating within the Energy & Environmental sector. This Energy and Environmental sector represents a diverse range of products, services and processes but all have the aim to provide a superior performance at lower cost whilst greatly reducing their ecological impact.
For more information visit The North West Fund website


ENWORKS help businesses to grow by using resources more efficiently and by taking advantage of the transition to a low carbon economy. ENWORKS convert environmental pressures into competitive advantages, to help businesses to achieve millions of pounds of savings.
 For more information visit the ENWORKS website

Innovation Gateway

The Innovation Gateway is an alliance of organisations working in partnership to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of their buildings; through innovations in energy, waste, water, productivity and wellbeing.
For more information visit the Innovation Gateway website



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