Environmental agency cuts emissions by 20%

The Environment Agency has achieved a cut in carbon emissions by almost a fifth since 2006-7, including reducing its office waste by 18% and sending 66% less to landfill.

New figures released in the agency’s first internal environment management update show that during the past five years, the organisation has also reduced its mileage by 33%, clamped down on building energy consumption by 15% and reduced mains water use by 18%.

The agency measures its environmental performance in five key areas, with ambitious 2015 targets set for each. One of these is to reduce CO2 emissions by 33% by 2015 from 2006-7 levels.

Wiles Greenworld, London office supplies distributor and environmental consultancy company was pleasantly surprised by the news. The company, which thanks to its waste reduction policy has achieved 10% year on year footprint reduction, believes more businesses should follow in the footprints of the Environment agency.

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