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Liverpool chosen to take part in a new recycling pilot

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Liverpool chosen to take part in a new recycling pilot

Liverpool is one of five places to take part in a pilot scheme designed to help businesses recycle.

From 2023, new regulations will require all businesses, healthcare establishments and academic institutions to separate glass bottles and jars, metal food and drink cans, plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, paper and cardboard for recycling. Food businesses, like cafes, restaurants, pubs or other premises preparing or selling food will also have to separate food waste for recycling. 

The pilot scheme, led by Liverpool BID Company and WRAP, the business recycling support scheme, is designed to guide businesses through the process, using a new online hub and one to one support, to ensure they are adhering to the new rules. 

The new website, Business of Recycling hub (BoR hub) guides businesses through the process. Liverpool BID will support the project through a five step programme that helps businesses to understand the new rules and their duty of care, to carry out a waste audit and an action plan to meet the new regulations, to calculate the savings and cost for their action plan and implement it across their business.

The pilot schemes will allow businesses to evaluate what has worked and what can be improved when the scheme is rolled out nationwide. The scheme will run until 23 April 2023. 

Phil Eccles, waste and recycling advisor, said:

“This pilot is designed to ensure that every business knows how the new rules will impact them and support them in their plan to deliver. It can be daunting and confusing so this step by step guide will help remove a lot of confusion and demystify the process with tailored one on one support.

“We are delighted Liverpool BID will be able to empower the businesses in Liverpool city centre to ensure all firms are compliant.” 

Shaun Holland, director of operations at Liverpool BID Company, said:

“With Liverpool’s Net Zero ambitions it is critical that businesses throughout the city feel confident in their ability to adopt and adapt to any new legislation. Recycling isn’t just good for businesses, it is good for the environment, but we know how confusing it will be.

“We are pleased that this pilot scheme will enable us to identify what works and what additional support our businesses may need to take their recycling to the next level.” 

For more information check out Liverpool BID Company’s website here.



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