An ineffective waste management scheme is not environmentally or financially sustainable for a modern-day business. Here at Acumen Waste Services, as one of the leading waste management companies offering innovative on-site solutions to businesses across the UK, we have seen first-hand how a total waste management scheme can save our clients’ money.

The first thing businesses should be considering is how changing environmental factors can have a financial impact. For example, as space in landfill is becoming ever scarcer, the cost of sending waste there is increasing. More sustainable waste management is therefore needed within commercial business planning for the future.

The European Union has set a target to send zero plastic waste to landfill from 2020. Recycling and alternative forms of waste management have become popular in recent years and the EU are expecting this trend to continue.

Commercial businesses are beginning to turn away from plastic and creating plastic waste. Plastic comes from the raw material petroleum, in which supply is becoming depleted, causing a rise in price. Combined with the environmental concern of plastic, this has turned businesses to find a greener alternative.

A new report has shown that 77% of all of Europe’s waste plastic is generated by just 7 countries, with the UK the third worst offender. As a result, businesses in the UK are turning toward more eco-friendly waste management methods and services in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint.

As part of Acumen’s dedicated support service, we ensure businesses are compliant with the highest environmental principles, fully embracing the concept and practice of sustainability in terms of economic, environmental and social responsibility.

In addition to the wider environmental factors, the practical benefits of a total waste management service provide our clients with effective cost savings. Through on-site support and a dedicated account and customer services team, we manage the administrative obligations and reduce management time spent on waste issues and other key legislation, which eliminates the risk of failing to comply with your Duty of Care.

Acumen Waste offer a nationwide total waste management service for both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, providing a 24-hour service dedicated to meet the needs of our clients. If you want to speak to the team about how Acumen could be saving you money, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team on 01977 529586.