A new trade association for enterprises which are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling their office-generated waste has been launched.
The Corporate Recycling Alliance (CRA) also runs an Approved Supplier scheme for waste management contractors or environmental consultants who specialise in handling office waste.
The scheme aims to connect such businesses directly with end users who are CRA members.
Approved Suppliers’ goods and services will be featured prominently across the CRA communication platforms which include its website, social media outlets, newsletters and magazine publications.
CRA membership is available to any office-based organisation able to meet the criteria relating to environmentally sound procurement, use and disposal of office consumables, such as cans, batteries, paper, cardboard, printer cartridges and electrical items.
David Barnes, CRA director, said: “On occasion it can be difficult for businesses to show they go beyond their legal duty of care when it comes to handling office-generated consumables. We aim to address this issue by offering membership to organisations which can meet the CRA’s own, tougher standards.
“The CRA is also committed to communicating our members’ views to policymakers, with the express intention of influencing the formulation of policies and laws that affect them.”