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Reducing your business waste - industry fact sheets

The following industry-specific fact sheets provide advice about avoiding, reducing, re-using and recycling your business waste.

  • Accommodation (PDF 597KB): More than half the waste in a typical hotel or guest house can be recycled. Find out how to reduce waste and increase recycling.
  • Business parks (PDF 585KB): 75% of a typical waste bin at a business park can be recycled rather than going to landfill. Find out quick ways to cut your waste disposal costs.
  • Cafes and restaurants (PDF 1.4MB): 75% of cafés, restaurants and accommodation businesses agree that reducing waste and increase recycling is part of being a sustainable and ethical business.
  • Clubs (PDF 622KB): A typical club waste bin contains recyclables such as paper and cardboard, food and glass. Find out how you can reduce waste and save on waste disposal fees.
  • Commercial offices (PDF 607KB): Almost all the contents of a typical commercial office waste bin can be recycled. Want to cut waste by more than 70%?
  • Preschools and childcare centres (PDF 1.9MB): 30% of a preschool or childcare centre’s bin is food waste, while another 25% is paper, cardboard and plastic.
  • Pubs and bars (PDF 615KB): 60% of a typical pub or bar's waste bin consists of recyclables including food, paper and cardboard. Find out how to reduce waste and increase recycling.
  • Retail (PDF 799KB): A typical waste bin in a retail store contains 60% packaging, including paper, cardboard and plastic.
  • Specialised food stores (PDF 1.6MB): Retailers could recover almost 32,000 tonnes of food waste each year instead of sending it to landfill.
  • Supermarkets (PDF 891KB): Paper, cardboard, food and plastic make up 80% of a typical supermarket or grocery store's waste. All of this can be recycled.
  • Takeaway food shops (PDF 608KB): A typical takeaway shop could recycle two-thirds of their waste instead of sending it to landfill. Find out how to reduce waste and save on disposal costs.
  • Timber and furniture industry (PDF 587KB): In a typical furniture and timber manufacturing business around 90% of the contents of each bin can be recycled rather than being sent to landfill. Find out about recycling wood and reducing costs.

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Page last updated: 09 March 2017