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Wasteful use of materials leads to substantial financial losses and increased environmental impacts. The Green Consultancy can help you address these issues by carrying out a waste minimisation audit. In most cases we can guarantee cost savings that are substantially greater than our fee, and have a rapid payback period.

Put us to the test NOW!  To discuss your requirements please call John Treble on 01761 419081 or email John@GreenConsultancy.com

A thorough audit with valuable outcomes

In manufacturing, wasted raw materials, rejected finished product and excessive packaging – and the inefficient processing and disposal of unavoidable waste, including missed opportunities for reuse and recycling – can seriously reduce profitability.

We tailor our waste minimisation audits to suit your requirements, but in manufacturing situations an audit usually comprises the following steps:

Step 1: ‘Hotspot’ analysis

An analysis based on a site survey and all available relevant data to determine the most cost-effective waste minimisation opportunities.

Step 2: Review of priorities

A review of the analysis results with the client, and agreement of priority areas.

Step 3: Detailed investigation

A detailed site investigation to define opportunities in the chosen priority areas, including:

  • Process flow exercise and waste mapping for each production line
  • Examination of line breakdown data in fine detail

All relevant issues will be considered, including:

  • Reasons for line breakdown or slowing
  • Overflow storage capacity
  • Packaging cost savings
  • Alternative waste treatment
  • Procurement
  • Cost and environmental impact of transport

Step 4: Reporting

A draft report followed by the final version, (produced further to client comments and an on-site presentation and discussion). The report will include:

  • Waste reduction opportunities within agreed ROI limit
  • Details of cost, environmental and financial benefits (both upstream and downstream)
  • Measurements, data and calculations.

Put us to the test NOW!  To discuss your requirements please call John Treble on 01761 419081 or email John@GreenConsultancy.com

John Treble

Put us to the test NOW!

For over twenty five years we have been delivering superior outcomes for thousands of commercial, industrial and public-sector clients.

You need not take our word for it – hundreds of their comments are at the foot of these pages.

To discuss your requirements please call John Treble on 01761 419081 or email


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EMS work for NAAFI

"The Green Consultancy has provided a great stimulus to our Environmental strategy and clear direction as to the steps we need to take to progress it.  The consultant was professional, but approachable and took a practical approach in giving his recommendations to how we can make an EMS work at low cost and in harmony with our customers and suppliers."

Martin Pearcy, Director of Risk Management

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The Green Consultancy and The British Standards Institute

The Green Consultancy is an associate consultancy of The British Standards Institute (BSI) and provides consultancy support, training and monitoring on all energy and environmental management system standards and all energy/carbon reduction standards – such as ISO 14001, BS8555, ISO 50001, BSI Energy Reduction Verification Kitemark and the Carbon Trust Standard.