Guide

Using recycled materials and products

Introduction

Raw materials are an important aspect of many businesses, particularly those that carry out manufacturing and construction activities.

There are now recycled alternatives to many products and resources your business uses. These could help you to cut your costs and reduce your impact on the environment. Creating goods and services from recycled materials could also enable you to market your products as having less impact on the environment.

This guide outlines some of the ways that you may be able to use recycled plastics, glass, aggregates, paper, organics, plasterboard and tyres in your business, as well as the potential benefits of doing so. It also highlights key standards that enable you to check the quality and sources of recycled materials.