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Thursday 17 August 2017
17 August 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Green Living

Scotland targets waste reduction in the workplace

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a campaign to help cut waste at work with a new package of support to help businesses encourage their staff to use energy, water and materials more efficiently.

The free support – from the Resource Efficient Scotland service - includes a series of training workshops and webinars for managers to involve staff in reducing waste.  Workshops take place at Edinburgh Zoo on Wednesday the 19th and Tuesday the 25th of August, with a webinar taking place on Tuesday 11th of August.

Resource Efficient Scotland’s Staff Engagement Toolkit includes a range of professionally-designed materials that helps managers engage their staff, including free posters and stickers, staff training courses, quizzes and Green Team support tools.

Marissa Lippiatt, Head of Resource Efficiency at Zero Waste Scotland said: “Everyone can help cut waste at work. Encouraging staff to be smarter with resources is crucial to better environmental performance, not to mention benefiting the bottom line.  For example, if just one person printed 40 fewer sheets of paper a week, the amount of paper saved in a year could reach end-to-end across the entire length of the pitch at Hampden – six times!

“We’ve got some great free workshops and webinars coming up, as well as a whole host of resources available to download from our website, and I would urge all businesses in Scotland to take advantage of these.”
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