Here at Business Waste UK, we understand the difficulties that the retail sector has in managing their day to day retail waste. Whether you’re a small convenience store in a rural village or a larger outfit in a shopping centre, you will still need to effectively and economically manage your retail waste.
Retailers end up with various kinds of recyclable waste that could be harmful to their immediate surroundings as well as the environment at large. As a responsible retailer, you should know the sources of the waste coming from your retail stores and warehouses, as well as the final place it ends up.
What types of waste require disposal for retailers?
What is a retail waste management plan?
Every business and organisation in the UK needs a waste management plan. For retail businesses, a waste management plan will ensure all waste created is deposed of in the correct way and ensures efficient waste management systems are in place. A waste management system can identify areas where businesses are creating excess waste and reduce the amount of waste a retail business contributes to landfill.
How can you reduce retail waste?
• Not over-purchasing products
• Reducing packaging and single-use plastics
• Making processes digital and reducing paper use
What are the most common types of retail waste?
What is a retail site waste management plan, what should it include and why should every retail outlet and shop create one?
Technically, there is no legal requirement for a retail business to have an SWMP, but introducing and maintaining one has numerous benefits for a business. For example, a business will be able to reduce costs by planning the most efficient waste management systems and increase their profits by using an SWMP to look at where they can reduce waste.
What UK laws govern the collection, storage and disposal for retail waste management?
In 2015, the UK government introduced new UK waste regulations that asked businesses to separate their recyclable materials, from their non-recyclable materials. For example, businesses were required to have separate bins for their paper, plastic and glass waste. These regulations were introduced to help the UK increase its recycling efforts.
Why is it important for retail shops to have green credentials?
On the other hand, a retail shop with a positive green reputation is seen as trustworthy by the consumer and will be able to build a positive reputation easily.
What bins are used in shopping centres?
Does your retail outfit need a recycling baler?
BusinessWaste.co.uk covers the whole of the UK. We offer the lowest retail waste collection prices, together with friendly and efficient service. To learn more about our range of retail waste management services for your business, then please do give us a call today.