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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 :

Your guide to managing food waste

When you are in the business of food the last thing you want to be doing is wasting it. Our free, comprehensive guide helps you lead the food waste prevention revolution. Sensible housekeeping, considered menu-planning and practical disposal, we’ve got it covered. 

Guidance on food waste prevention in retail

An estimated 31,000 tonnes of food waste is estimated to be generated by the Scottish retail sector annually. Waste prevention present opportunities to save money, reduce Scotland’s food waste and carbon footprint and help achieve the Scottish Government’s target to reduce food waste in Scotland by 33% by 2025.

Guide to treating food waste on-site.

Not all food waste is entirely avoidable, even when all reasonable efforts are made to prevent or redistribute waste. Exploring anaerobic digestion, composting and wormeries as means of managing and disposing of waste responsibly and lessening environmental impact.

Guide to managing food waste in cheese manufacturing - dairy sector

Your good practice guide written to help dairies, and particularly cheesemakers, to reduce food and natural waste. The result? Financial cost savings and reduced overheads.

A guide on monitoring and measuring to prevent food waste

If you want to reduce food and drink waste then you need to know what you’re wasting, where you’re wasting it and why. That’s what monitoring and measuring is all about.

Brewery Guide on how to cut waste and create value from brewery by-products

Beer production inevitably leads to some waste such as; spent grains, hops and yeast slurry. There are many opportunities to reduce waste and turn by-products into food and fuel. Read this guide to find ways to make use of your brewery by-products, reduce waste uplift costs and avoid landfill.

Guide to designing out construction waste

A complete guide to designing waste out of a construction project for clients, designers and contractors.  All aspects of the whole life of a building is covered from initial design to decommissioning. The aims of the guide are to help reduce the use of virgin materials, optimise resource-efficient maintenance and repair, and maximise re-use of materials at the end of life. This easy to read guide will help you make informed decisions that will save you both time and money. 

Waste prevention beats waste management – hands down. 

Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials for the construction sector

An innovative digital library developed for the construction sector. The materials library is a virtual version of the physical Lighthouse Library in Glasgow. It showcases sustainable, traditional, innovative, recycled and low carbon building materials. The resource will be useful to construction professionals, architects, builders, home-owners and students. Supported by Forestry Commission Scotland and Zero Waste Scotland

Construction guide about maximising re-use of materials on-site

There is a recurring theme for materials usually wasted on construction and demolition sites. You can learn how to recover and re-use these materials whether you are involved in a new build or refurbishment project or at end of life - demolishing and excavating a site. 

Construction waste management Best Practice guide

A guide to help your business generate income through material collection, reduce costs through purchasing, reduce on-site accidents and meet regulatory Duty of Care requirements. 

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