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Sustainable Business Oxfordshire

logos Sustainable Business Oxfordshire is a joint campaign by OTCN, Oxfordshire County Council's commercial waste team and the Environmental Information Exchange at Oxford Brookes University.

saving picturerecycle pictureOTCN worked with Oxfordshire County Council's commercial waste team and specialists at the Environmental Information Exchange at Oxford Brookes University in a campaign to help businesses cut costs, reduce waste and recycle more.

Through the Sustainable Business Oxfordshire campaign we made free waste audits available to help identify the measures you could take to reduce the impact of commercial waste on your business.

Drecycle picturean Dempsey, Sustainable Business Officer at Oxfordshire County Council, says: "Studies have shown that businesses that are successful environmentally are more likely to be successful financially. That's why Oxfordshire County Council, working with OTCN, the Environmental Information Exchange at Oxford Brookes University and the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, have developed a programme of sustainability advice for business."

Oxfordshire businesses benefited from a free onsite sustainability audit, where we showed you how to save money by reducing your environmental footprint.

recycle pictureIn 2007/8, 485 Oxfordshire businesses took part in this programme, making tremendous savings:
  • More than 6,000 tonnes of commercial waste was audited
  • If the recommendations made were taken up, savings totalling 3,414 tonnes could be made - that's the equivalent of more than 30,000 full 240-litre wheelie bins
  • Together the businesses that had an audit could cut a huge £597,836 from their commercial waste bills - that's an average of more than £1,200 per business each year!
STOP PRESS: As part of the 2008/9 campaign, 350 businesses and 18 local authority sites received waste audits, diverting 1306 tonnes of waste from landfill and saving businesses £154,447 in avoided disposal costs.
We'd like to say a massive thank you to all the businesses that have worked with us so far. For a full list of those we worked with in 2007/8 click here.
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