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As a business, healthcare establishment or academic institution based in Westminster, new legislation on waste and recycling will impact you. 

The new regulations will require all businesses to separate recyclable materials, including glass, cans, plastic, paper and card, and food waste from general waste. While this may seem like an extra burden to bear, it’s actually a great opportunity for your business to reduce waste disposal costs, conserve natural resources, and protect the environment.

At Westminster City Council, we believe that recycling is a key element of sustainable business practices. That’s why we’ve teamed up with WRAP, a global sustainability charity, and the New West End Company (NWEC) to deliver a new business support program to help you prepare for the upcoming changes. Westminster is one of five areas to pilot this program, which will run for 10 weeks between February 16th and April 21st, 2023.

What is the pilot program?

The pilot in Westminster focuses on businesses in the NWEC area. The aim of the pilot program is to promote the benefits of recycling, increase business recycling rates, and help you comply with the new regulations. It offers dedicated Business Advisors who will work with you to understand how the new regulations will impact your business, what you need to do, and what resources are available to help you. During the 10-week pilot period, Business Advisors will be making visits to commercial premises and calling businesses to offer support and guidance. Please email info@newwestend.com to arrange a pre-meeting.

Why should I get involved?

Participating in this program is not only about complying with regulations; it’s about showing your commitment to sustainability. By segregating your recyclables and food waste, you can help increase recycling rates and reduce reliance on landfill, which in turn will lower emissions of greenhouse gases. By segregating your food waste, you can enable anaerobic digestion facilities to produce high-quality fertilisers and harness green energy, taking yet another step towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

We understand that change can be daunting, but we’re here to help make the transition as smooth as possible. This is an opportunity for businesses in the NWEC area to not only lead the way in environmental responsibility but also reap the benefits of doing so. 

How do I get involved?

In addition to the support provided by the Business Advisors, WRAP has created a dedicated Business of Recycling website to support the program. Click below to visit the Business of Recycling website and access the tools, guidance and resources to help you introduce and improve recycling in your business and ensure that you’re prepared for the new regulations.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your commitment to sustainability. Get started now and make Westminster a cleaner, greener place to do business. 

If you would like to pre-arrange a meeting with one of WRAP’s Business Advisors, please email info@newwestend.com.

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