The Bay Fish and Chip Company in Stonehaven is committed to managing its waste effectively and has effective recycling streams in place. Food waste is sent for recycling and turned into compost for use by a local farmer, all waste fuel is converted into bio-fuel, packaging is recyclable and compostable, and staff are trained about the company’s environmental programmes and incentivised to develop sustainable ideas.
From the start of 2012, over a twelve month period they managed to prevent 6,300kg of waste from going to landfill and have managed to save 56 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the environment. This meant that Bay Fish were already compliant with the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 when they came into force on 1 January 2014.
Since the new regulations came into being, all businesses in Scotland are now legally required to separate key recyclable materials including; paper and card, plastic, metals and glass for collection. In addition, businesses which produce over 50kg of food waste per week must present their food waste for separate collection.
Businesses producing more than 5kg of food waste per week will also have to comply with the new Waste Regulations from 1 January 2016.
For free advice and support on meeting the new regulations and how to save money,