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Green Business and Resource Efficiency

Carbon Trust 

The Carbon Trust works with businesses and other organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. Services include help to reduce energy costs. 

Website: Carbon Trust  

 

Eastex - materials exchange  

Eastex is a free online information service where businesses can view and place information about redundant stock and surplus raw materials. Businesses and other organisations are automatically matched via the internet so that unwanted items can be passed on or sourced. 

Website: Eastex  

 

Energy Saving Trust  

Information on reducing your fuel costs through improving the energy efficiency of your home. Also includes information on cutting motoring costs.

Telephone: 0800 512012 

Website:  Energy Saving Trust   

 

Envirowise  

Envirowise offers free, independent advice to business on becoming more resource efficient and saving money.

Telephone: 0800 585 794   

 

Green Business Network (GBN)

Green business network offers free advice and support on how your organisation can cut its overheads through better resources efficiency, information can be obtained on line and an operative from GBN can be arranged to carry out a site/premises diagnosis.

Telephone:  01234 241411 or 07792 480986

Website : Green Business Network

Email : info@gbn-bedfordshire.org.uk

 

Manufacturing Advisory Service - East  

Provides manufacturing businesses with expert advice to deliver measurable improvements by helping improve performance and productivity.

Telephone: 0845 300 4443 

Website: Manufacturing Advisory Service - East

 

National Industrial Symbiosis Programme  

The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme identifies mutually profitable links between member companies so that previously unused, under utilised or discarded resources from one are recovered, reprocessed or reused by others. Membership is free regardless of company size, turnover or sector. 

Website: National Industrial Symbiosis Programme     

 

NetRegs  

Free environmental guidance for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK. Helping businesses to understand what they need to do to comply with environmental law and protect the environment. Potential savings from increased efficiencies. 

Website: NetRegs

Waterwise  

Waterwise is an independent, not for profit organisation focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK and building the evidence base for large-scale water efficiency. Provides information and assistance to households, businesses, the media and the government. 

Website:  Waterwise   

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