Local organisations have been offered the chance to attend a workshop
to help them reduce costs and understand the legal issues surrounding
waste. The free, one-day training seminar is being run by The
Environment Council, in partnership with The Business & Environment
Management Scheme (BEMS) on the 16th September at The Bull Hotel in
BEMS Project Manager, Antony Gough,
stated, ‘Waste reduction is not only an essential environmental
concern, it also makes sound business sense. Waste is a major cost
factor on any organisation’s balance sheet. Cutting down on waste can
save valuable financial resources by avoiding costly practices’.
The workshop will help participants
understand the value of waste minimisation and highlight the business
case and basic principles of waste reduction. It will also examine
current and forthcoming waste-related legislation. In addition
delegates will be assisted to develop and implement a waste
minimisation strategy and assess the scope to save money.
‘This one-day training course will
provide those attending with the knowledge required to start improving
their organisation’s waste efficiency and reducing waste at source.
Central to this is the identification of cost saving opportunities
that will save money’, explained Jane Douglas, Training Co-ordinator
for The Environment Council.
Aimed at facilities managers and other
decision makers from the private, public and voluntary sectors the
workshop is restricted to 25 places. Potential delegates can see
further information and download a workshop registration form from the
BEMS website at
www.bems.co.uk/events.html or by
calling BEMS on 01733 760882/889.
The workshop represents the first in a
series of seminars being organised by BEMS. Launched in 1998, this
award winning project aims to support businesses in reducing
environmental impact whilst generating more sustainable profits.
Companies who join up to the scheme benefit from regular workshops,
seminars and additional support.
For more details on the project and
how it could help you, visit