21st August 2000

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ACCOLADE FOR WASTE PROJECT              

 

A university project to reduce waste in local business has been shortlisted for a national award by Water UK and the Environment Agency.

 

Lincolnshire Waste Minimisation Club was set up in collaboration with the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside and a number of other local agencies to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cut costs through waste reduction.

 

Environmental consultant Chris Davis, from the university’s Economic Development Partnership and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), has revealed that the project has been shortlisted from 154 entries nationwide.

 

The main prize-winner of the Water UK & Environment Agency Water Efficiency Awards will be announced at a special ceremony at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 19th September.

 

The university works in partnership with Business Link Lincolnshire and the Environment Agency to run the low-cost club which makes use of local expertise.

 

“The club provides help for local businesses using a combination of interactive workshops and on-site guidance,” said Mr Davis. “We advise on all aspects of making local businesses environmentally friendly.”

 

Earlier in the year the Lincolnshire club was applauded in a new booklet published by the government’s Environmental Technology Best Practice Programme.

 

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