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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 per cent 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 613KB): 31 per cent of small business waste is food. Find out how to serve great food with green benefits.
  • 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 per cent?
  • Fruit and vegetable retailers (PDF 602KB): Food waste fills almost three-quarters of the average fruit and vegetable store waste bin. Read how to reduce waste and increase recycling to reduce your waste costs.
  • Printing industry (PDF 589KB): More than 95 per cent of the contents of most printing firm's waste bins can be recycled. Separating these materials can save your business money on reduced waste collection charges.
  • Pubs and bars (PDF 615KB): 60 per cent of a typical pub or bar waste bin consists of recyclables including food, paper and cardboard. Read how to reduce waste and increase recycling.
  • Retail (PDF 603KB): A typical retail store may be able to reduce their waste by 90 per cent. Cutting packaging waste can save on disposal costs.
  • Supermarkets (PDF 607KB): Paper, cardboard, food and plastic make up more than 70 per cent 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 per cent of the contents of each bin can be recycled rather than being sent to landfill. Read about recycling wood and reducing costs.

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Page last updated: 25 May 2015