Efficient Resource Management Achieves Bottom Line Savings

Efficient Resource Management Achieves Bottom Line Savings
July 10, 2018 Elaine

Packaging is an essential component of an efficient supply chain.  Once used it is often assumed as general waste and not as a potential resource.  However, this creates additional costs to business as well as having a detrimental impact on the environment.

Within the EU Waste Framework Directive, The Waste Hierarchy identifies various steps for effective resource management. To help comply with these guidelines and to maintain environmental compliance, many companies engage with the Invest NI Industrial Symbiosis Service as a strategic approach to meet these commitments.  This can have a positive impact on the business’s bottom line.  Actions to take include:

  • Identify and segregate materials
  • Prepare materials for baling, recycling and reuse
  • Identify companies and organisations that can reuse materials

Our Service has provided mutually exclusive benefits in packaging for the food and drink sector since 2007

  • £342,700 cost savings through effective resource management
  • 9500 tonnes of wasted resources diverted from landfill
  • 33,700 tonnes in associated CO₂ reduction

The Industrial Symbiosis Service a fully funded, free support programme and operated by International Synergies NI on behalf of Invest NI

To find out more please contact us 028 3833 3438