better business

For a business to succeed, it must address the ‘triple bottom’ line. Shareholders and customers are increasingly aware of corporate social responsibility. Environmental legislation creates compliance and liability issues, which can prove costly if they are ignored.

Resource scarcity is driving up the cost of raw materials and waste disposal. These are not short term problems but signal the beginning of a change that will require all businesses to become truly sustainable within the localities in which they operate, along with everyone else. Quite simply, businesses can’t afford not to address environmental sustainability issues.
For companies looking for help in making the transition there are local consultancies that may be able to assist. There is actually a cluster of environmental technology firms in Shrewsbury, but many of these work within particular fields of interest. In addition some companies have already made great progress themselves and are getting involved in sharing the expertise they now have.

Biologic Design

Purify wastewater, create ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and plant biomass.

Herefordshire
01886 884721

Bluesky Plastics Recycling

collect scrap WEEE and other larger electrical goods using a national network of collection points and bulk containers.  Plastics are  separated, cleaned,   reduced and offered for resale

01775 670226

Carbon Trust

Energy saving and carbon reduction issues. Includes information on financial help available to organisations and businesses.

Chalk of Oswestry

CHALK is an umbrella business, which co-ordinates a number of projects to enable people, who live locally to Oswestry, to learn valuable skills to enrich their lives and build a better community.

 You will find re-upholstered bespoke furniture to re-purposed and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothes, textiles, haberdashery, gifts and so much more.  look for the unusual.

 

17 Leg St
Oswestry,
01691 655895

chargie.net

Do you worry about where you are going to charge your electric vehicle?

Are you put off buying an electric vehicle because of the lack of charging points?

Do you have a charging point that you could let others use?

chargie.net is a new idea to allow peer to peer sharing of charging points.  It’s like Airbnb for EVs!

Chemical Watch Research Ltd

Provides Business with information to manage their use of chemicals.... responsibly.

01743 818101

Close the Door

Run a brilliant campaign to put a stop to heating pavements and wasting heat simply by persuading shops to close their doors!  The Carbon Trust says 54% of heat from a store is wasted, by going out of the door.  Research says that customers are prepared to open doors into shops, and that closed doors have a minimum impact of sales!

Credibly Green

Environmental consultants specialising in Energy, Waste and Environmental Management.

They will help you to ascertain where improvements and efficiencies can be made, ensuring that your business is successfully operating for the ‘greater good’ with the aim of also providing savings in the delivery of your own core services.

55a Unit 2
High Street,
Bridgnorth
01746 552423

E U Skills

They have grants for small waste firms to take on young people. Also co-ordinate other training in the gas, power, water and waste management sector.

E4environment

They are an environmental consultancy based in Shropshire, working on projects all over the UK.

Their speciality is providing guidance on environmental issues surrounding more technically demanding projects in the waste and renewable energy sectors.

Hilley Farm
Pentre
nr Nescliffe
01743 343403

Environment Analyst

A market intelligence for environmental consultants, executives and investors.

Environmental Computer Recycling

IT recycling company, who collect from companies in mainland UK.

0121 472 3444

Forum for the Future

Works with  businesses & organisations, in sectors that are critical to the change needed now

Global Action Plan

Delivering tangible environmental, social & financial improvements

Go-Green-PC

Maker of 'green' PCs

Green Achiever

The Green Achiever scheme offers environmental accreditation to businesses from the UK that wish to boost their green credentials and reduce their environmental impact.

Groundwork West Midlands

Groundwork Environmental Business Services provides practical support, advice and training to companies on environmental business issues,  management systems, integrated pollution prevention & control, and environmental law!

0121 5305500

Incognito

Natural insect repellent range of products, recognised by Vegan Society. 

0207 792 8687

Information Solutions Limited

Green IT Company.

01743 343411

Just Credit Union Ltd.

SAVING MONEY,  GIVING LOANS

Community Bank for Shropshire – check on the website   
Not for profit, members only, ethical & local financial co-operative. Open to any resident or worker in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Save small or large amounts. Loans at affordable rates on a flexible repayment basis. Current accounts, ATM use and direct debit payments.

1A Castle Gates
Shrewsbury,
01743.252325

Love Shrewsbury

Local web site

01743 343411

Marches Energy Agency

Offer energy and carbon saving advice to businesses.

MEA aims to encourage three Ds :–
Demand reduction (using less),
Decarbonisation (low carbon sources of energy)
Decentralisation (more local energy production and supply)
Inspiring, educating and offering practical help to individuals, private and public sector organisations, so they first understand climate change and wider energy challenges, and then  become part of the solution.

01743 246007

Materials Recycling Week

Recycling and waste management news , information & a directory of companies.

Revert Creative

Sustainable, ethical graphic design, advertising & marketing solutions; local & national clients

01743 232844

Rural Development Plan

grants available, also funds the' RE:Think Energy scheme' which helps renewable energy projects. http://rethinkenergy.co.uk/

Salop Computer Centre

recycle and sell refurbished laptops, tablets etc.

St. Michael St
01743 233550

save-a-cup

Recycles hard plastic cups

Shropshire Council Business help

Several departments deal with matters relevant to businesses. Comprehensive information is available on commercial waste and recycling issues including schemes for dealing with particular materials. The Economic Development Team is able to provide advice on various aspects of business development. Grants are available for implementation of travel plans and to help businesses connected with tourism.

the chair house

Upcycled chairs for home, & business.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme

National but with local area division. Supports all types of businesses involved in tourism

01738632162

The National Industrial Symbiosis Programme

Aims to put businesses wanting to throw something away in touch with some one who might want that waste to create savings for both.

The Real Milk co

Raw milk, and other dairy products, direct from the farmer....Free range cows.....Longnor nr. Shrewsbury

Frodesley Lane
01743 627788

The Web Orchard

Provides eco friendly and green websites. Lots of experience in the sector.

The Pump House
Coton Hill
Shrewsbury
01743 343411

UK IT Recycling

recycle ALL waste ELECTRICAL/Electronic goods EXCEPT TVs AND FRIDGES    they are about 4 miles from the Town Centre so may be closer than going to Battlefield.
 

pitchford Road
01743 761278

very-pc

One of the greenest makers of PC's, based in Sheffield

WeeeCare

A firm that collect and recycle electrical waste safely:

WREMS Ltd

Web-enabled energy monitoring & control for industry and small businesses.

Western House
Station Road
Hodnet
01630 685147