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Applications now open for Blue Business Awards 2017

If your business is working to improve water quality or reduce its consumption of water, you might like to earn recognition for your efforts by applying for the Marches Blue Business Award. The Blue Business Award run by Shropshire Wildlife Trust celebrates those leading the way in protecting local water resources. It focuses on innovative projects being implemented by businesses across the Marches which aim to reduce or eliminate water pollution, improve water quality, and cut the use of water within their own organisation. Improving and protecting water resources could bring significant benefits to those who are committed to reducing or eliminating water pollution, including:

  • Reduced wastewater and energy bills
  • Reduced energy usage
  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Reduced surface water charges
  • Reduce enforcement and recharge costs following avoidable pollution incidents
  • Compliance with EU Water Framework Directive and Water Act 2014
  • Demonstration of commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Meeting customer expectations

Examples of projects include:

  • Water use monitoring and audits
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • No-flush toilets
  • Green roof installation
  • Enhanced building design
  • Water saving fixtures and fittings
  • Rain gardens and de-paving projects

For more information or to apply visit here. Applications close 31 October 2017.

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