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Sustainability targets represent a tangible business opportunity

Ken Davidson 0 619

Faced with a raft of environmental legislation, many manufacturers are rightly concerned about the significant costs to their businesses from the drive towards the circular economy.  Not least producer responsibility obligations, stringent recycling and decarbonisation targets.

However, sustainability measures are now increasingly embraced as an opportunity for product innovation. Once discarded materials are being repurposed and creating profitable revenue streams across a variety of different sectors, from plastics to wood, metal, paper, glass and aggregates.

Time for a fresh perspective?

Ken Davidson 0 871

The waste sector is a key focus of discussion, with government pressure to reduce waste to landfill and to improve recycling rates, through taxation, initiatives such as the Deposit Return Scheme and even debated regulatory curbs on unnecessary disposal of goods by online retailers.