WRAP launches free online tool

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A free, accredited online training tool has been launched by WRAP to help businesses across England save up to £1,000 per employee by improving the way they manage their resources.

On Course for Zero Waste provides free training modules, templates, case studies and other support material to give companies including hotels the skills and tools they need to improve the financial and environmental performance of their organisation.

The tool can be found on WRAP’s new online advice centre, the Business Resource Efficiency Hub. The Hub, which features a suite of online tools, including an interactive tour and a range of training courses, was developed to give all kinds of small and medium sized enterprises the skills they need to prevent waste and save money.

The tools will enable hoteliers and accommodation owners to get started on making savings quickly by providing free, step-by-step advice including training modules, ready-to-use templates, checklists and help to develop a waste prevention plan – all supported by a telephone helpline.

As well as the new On Course for Zero Waste tool, there are a number of other tools available for the hotel sector to use, accessible through the BRE hub.  The range of advice and guides available via this route means that that there’s something for all organisations no matter their size – whether they’re a national chain, regional group or one-off independent.

“The Hub offers all the information a business needs to take quick and easy steps to cutting waste and boosting profitability,” said Carl Nichols, Head of Business and Markets at WRAP.

Businesses can also find a one-stop shop for best practice guides covering a variety of subjects, from introductory information on resource efficiency, through to water efficiency, advice for managers and how to secure support from colleagues.  Companies can also generate their own tailored guide to resource efficiency in a few minutes by using our e-publication tool.

Hotels can also get involved in WRAPS works by signing the Hospitality and Food Service Voluntary Agreement. This UK-wide initiative was launched by WRAP in June 2012 on behalf of UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland governments. It aims to cut food and associated packaging waste by 5% and increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste that is being recycled, sent to anaerobic digestion or composted to 70% by 2015. The Agreement aims to help all size of businesses across the sector, including schools, hospitals, staff canteens, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Hoteliers can find out more by visiting www.wrap.org.uk/brehub or calling the free WRAP Resource Efficiency Helpline on 0808 100 2040.

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