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Agency alerts entrepreneurs

The Environment Agency has been alerting the nation’s future entrepreneurs as to how they can make their businesses greener at Enterprise Week.

Last week’s event aimed to create awareness and opportunities for young people to develop their entrepreneurial flare and celebrate these successes and skills.

The Agency highlighted to small and medium enterprises (SME’s) how they can gain economically as well as increase their environmental awareness.

Their free website, www.netregs.gov.uk/netregs offers clear and concise information on how to comply with green regulations and provides advice on good environmental practice.

The Environment Agency regional strategic unit manager for the midlands region Nick King said: “At the Environment Agency, we encourage young enterprise that benefits the economy and the environment. The NetRegs site has been specially designed to help those who are new to the regulations.”

At the event, the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) unveiled its own unique way to attract budding entrepreneurs, asking them to show their enterprising streak, and gain a range of support from organisations across the region, meet the experts and become inspired by previous entrants.

The benefit of the event to the recycling industry is best illustrated by the continued success of ‘Carpet-burns’, a product that turns waste carpet into a unique interior product.

Kelly Atkins won Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2003 (East Midlands region) for the design which has saved a great deal of waste from landfill.


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