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Can your business go Zero Waste?


The green accreditation scheme Investors in the Environment (iiE) is calling for organisations to aim for achieving ‘Zero Waste to landfill’ this September.

iiE is encouraging everyone to get involved with national Zero Waste Week, which runs from Monday 2nd – Friday 6th September 2019. Zero Waste Week is a fantastic way to involve staff in thinking up creative ways to make long-lasting behaviour changes.

“Zero Waste Week is a great opportunity for your business to look at its impact on the global waste problem, including ocean plastic and litter,” explains iiE’s April Sotomayor.

“Despite its name, you don’t have to go completely Zero Waste –the idea is simply to try and think about your environmental actions and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. This might be through reducing what is purchased in the first place, buying products that are readily recyclable, reusing and recycling.”

Zero Waste Week is all about helping the environment, whilst saving you money and getting people engaged. You can tape office bins shut for a week, get a compost bin, stop printing for one day, or eat home-cooked food to reduce packaging…there are plenty of ways to get involved!

In addition to offering helpful tips and downloadable resources for iiE members, the scheme is also running a Viridor Waste to Energy Plant Tour on Tuesday 3rd September, and a Zero Waste Week Litter Pick on Thursday 5th September. Can your organisation go the extra mile by getting involved with a litter pick to clean up the local environment in Peterborough?

If you’re a business wanting to take part in the week and would like additional support, please email [email protected]. For more information about iiE visit the website at

For further details about the national Zero Waste Week see