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Tools and Guides

We have a range of practical tools and guides that will help you cut costs, reduce waste, and save energy and resources

Scroll down our list, to source what you need to build in resource efficiency to your business :

Improving Waste Management: A how-to guide for business groups

The Improving Waste Management: A How-to Guide for Business Groups and its accompanying tools and templates have been developed to help business support groups engage with the businesses they represent to identify and implement collaborative waste management improvement opportunities.

Guide to running environmentally sustainable events

When you are planning an event, be it a major festival with thousands of people or conference our guide will help you to reduce your environmental impacts and costs. Advice covers; venue selection, transportation, catering, supply chains, energy and waste management. 

 

Waste prevention plan

Prevention is always better than cure, and that principal applies to waste too. By preventing it occurring you have less to manage. We suggest you read this alongside the guide on how to reduce waste.

Your guide about measuring to manage your resources

Raw materials, waste, energy and water. This guide has got them covered. By measuring what you use, you can use less – and do more with the money you save. 

Your guide to measuring and monitoring water use

When you start to measure your water use, you are more than likely to find surprisingly easy ways to use less of it. Plus get the satisfaction of seeing the ‘before and after’ results, of your work when you’ve put water saving measures in place.  

Your guide on how to save money on your water bill

An easy-read that explains how you can record your use and set your baseline. You can choose to do some quick fixes or consider inventive ways to save water such as counter current rinsing or rainwater harvesting. 

Recycling & Re-use Directory

The Recycling and Re-use Directory is a search tool that provides information on re-use and recycling services in your area.  

Green town

Want to know what the future could look like? Then visit Green Town, a virtual sustainable community in an urban setting, with its own cosy pub, trendy bistro, college and engineering firm.

One click and you could be inside the Stag and Walker, making a whistle-stop inspection of the kitchen, discovering how energy can be saved when cooking, storing, and dishwashing...Fun and informative, this is a user-friendly, attractive and memorable way to learn about sustainability.

Green retail app

Designed with the small retailer in mind, our free green retail app gives you all you need to start saving on your waste, water, and energy bills today. This handy guide includes the basics of eco-friendly retailing to get you kick-started, a host of top tips culled from our experience working with organisations just like yours, legislation information, an introduction to sustainable procurement, and much more!

The app keeps you posted with the latest news, reviews, and upcoming events. Its easy read, attractive format makes this the perfect, portable resource for the small outlet, and it's absolutely free. 

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