The environmentalism movement has gained a fresh new stage in the form of the small business sector.
Entrepreneurs and businessmen are now being encouraged to do their share in the environmental campaign by setting up new businesses that has the goal of recycling the millions of glass bottles that are thrown by many bars and restaurants.
Based on the study of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), about 600,000 tonnes of glass bottles are thrown away by clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels every year.
With the government initiating new measures aimed at reducing the amount of wastage thrown into UK landfill sites, business owners will now face an increase in costs when getting rid of their rubbish.
A great way around this dilemma, WRAP says, is to undertake recycling schemes that aim to reduce the total amount of rubbish are a good solution and the organisation is now urging businesses to join in the movement by instituting their own schemes for the collection and recycling of glass.
As a way to encourage companies, WRAP – funded by Defra – has recently launched an online toolkit that covers all the aspects of recycling.
And apparently it is also good business. WRAP revealed that glass bottles are a resource that is worth more than £9 million a year. This is also the reason why WRAP is very eager to help companies take advantage of the opportunity this potential new market represents.
Business solutions experts are saying that tapping this new market is good business sense as it could potentially increase revenues for business owners whilst helping the environment.