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Trade association launched for waste-savvy offices

The Corporate Recycling Alliance (CRA), a trade association for enterprises committed to reducing, reusing and recycling their office-generated waste, launched last month.

The Corporate Recycling Alliance (CRA), a trade association for enterprises committed to reducing, reusing and recycling their office-generated waste, launched last month.

The association has been set up to offer members the ability to send a clear message to their clients, customers, government organisations and the public that they go beyond their legal minimum requirement to reduce, reuse and recycle their office waste.

Membership is available to any UK organisation whose workforce is primarily office-based and can demonstrate environmentally sound procurement, use and disposal of office consumables. 

‘Influencing policies’

David Barnes, director of the CRA, said: “It can be difficult for businesses to show they go beyond their legal duty of care when it comes to handling office generated consumables.

“We aim to address this issue by offering membership to organisations which can meet the CRA’s own, tougher standards. 

“The CRA is also committed to communicating our members’ views to policy makers, with the express intention of influencing the formulation of policies and laws that affect them.”

Approved supplier scheme

Alongside its corporate membership scheme, the CRA has also launched an approved supplier scheme for companies that provide office-recycling services and associated activities. 

The aim is to connect these suppliers to the association’s corporate members. 

Further information

To find out more, or to apply for membership, visit the website.