FENLANDER: Business suppliers invited to free waste management workshop

SMALL and medium-sized businesses which already supply services to Fenland District Council and other potential suppliers are being invited to a free workshop on waste management being held next Tuesday (July 27) at the Boathouse in Wisbech.

SMALL and medium-sized businesses which already supply services to Fenland District Council and other potential suppliers are being invited to a free workshop on waste management being held next Tuesday (July 27) at the Boathouse in Wisbech.

It will include special reference to waste reduction case studies, relevant legislation and a problem-solving session. Participants will also learn how to use environmental management systems to help win contracts and hear details of the council’s environmental certification scheme for suppliers.

Councillor Peter Murphy, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for the environment, said: “The workshop is the first of its type for our suppliers and potential suppliers. It is a great opportunity to find out how you could save money and improve your green credentials to attract future business.”

There will be two more workshops in September, providing support and advice on how businesses can reduce their consumption of other resources including energy and water and save money in the process.

Anyone attending next week’s workshop will be eligible for a free on-site visit, conducted by Resource Efficiency East, to help identify ways of eliminating waste. Since 2008 REE has helped more than 500 businesses, saving on average �7,000 per company.

Businesses will also automatically gain free membership to the Fenland Green Business Club.

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To attend the workshop or for more information on the supply chain network e-mail Isabel Edgington, FDC’s climate change officer, at iedgington@fenland.gov.uk or call her on 01354 654321.

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