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—Businesses Tackling Plastic

Toolkit to tackle plastic

Are you a business that wants to tackle pointless plastic, but isn't sure where to start? Contact enquiries@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org for your free Tackling Plastic Business Toolkit.

The toolkit takes you through 5 easy steps to tackle pointless plastic in the workplace. It includes templates and articles to help you be business ready for future legislation on the banning/reduction of single-use plastics.

On completion of the 5 steps, you'll receive a certificate and sticker to show you're doing your bit to tackle pointless plastic.

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Zero-waste events

We have created a guide that is geared towards encouraging local businesses and events organisers to reduce their dependence on single-use plastics, highlighting sustainable alternatives that minimise unnecessary waste and pollution.

Follow 10 simple steps that will help your organisations go plastic-free for your next big occasion, and learn about two inspirational case studies from right here in Northern Ireland.

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New Waste Prevention Guide for Business 

The best way of managing our waste is not to produce it in the first place. After that, we should reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible. This new guide focuses on Single-Use Plastic Reduction and the Circular Economy. In this guide, we explore practical strategies and steps to help businesses transition towards a circular model, where waste is prevented where possible, then minimised, resources are conserved, and single-use plastic is eliminated. By embracing these principles, your business can play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future while benefitting from cost savings and enhanced brand reputation. 

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  A Guide to Better Packaging for Northern Ireland

The guide is geared towards encouraging local businesses, including producers and retailers to design and employ effective packaging, which can be reused and better recycled whilst maintaining quality, durability and performance. Reducing the dependence on single-use plastics to minimise unnecessary waste and pollution. Unfortunately, most packaging is designed as single-use, and is typically thrown away rather than reused. 
In the UK plastic packaging accounts for nearly 70% (WRAP) of plastic waste, making it pivotal to reduce plastic pollution.

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