A new initiative has been launched in Redruth encouraging businesses to go ‘green’.
The Tidy Business Awards scheme was launched in the town last week (Friday August, 8th) and aims to encourage businesses to have a good system in place for waste management and recycling.
A team from Kerrier District Council and CPR Regeneration were on hand to give businesses in the town all the information they need to get involved.
On the day of the launch new cotton bags were also given out to shoppers at the towns’ weekly Farmers’ Market bearing the logo “Love Redruth, ditch the plastic.”
The Tidy Business Awards is a National scheme run by ENCAMS, the environmental charity that runs the Keep Britain Tidy scheme, and is being led in Redruth by Kerrier District Council.
Businesses signed up to the scheme will have their premises assessed in early September and will then be awarded either a Bronze, Silver or Gold level depending on the extent of environmental practices in place.
Cllr Mark Kaczmarek, Kerrier District Council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “I’m really please with how local businesses in Redruth are welcoming this scheme. Anything Kerrier District Council and CPR Regeneration can do to encourage good environmental practices and help keep Redruth clean and tidy can only be a positive.”
A spokesperson for ENCAMS, who run the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, said; “The Tidy Business Awards are a great opportunity for businesses to help improve the town’s cleanliness and learn more about their waste responsibilities.
“Litter-free environments are important to residents and businesses that use the town regularly and we hope tourists and visitors will appreciate the efforts being made to improve Redruth.”
Matt Powell, Business Growth Manager at CPR Regeneration, the urban regeneration company for Camborne, Pool and Redruth, works closely with local retailers and other businesses in the area.
Matt said: “We were delighted with the level of response from Redruth businesses on the launch day. People in the town showed an interest in participating in the scheme and it was great to hand out the new cotton bags to shoppers, which will also help work towards creating a cleaner and greener town.”
After its launch in Redruth, The Tidy Business Awards scheme will be rolled out in Camborne from September.
Businesses in Redruth which want more information should contact Andy Mead at Kerrier District Council on 01209 614052.
Notes for editors:
CPR Regeneration is Cornwall’s Urban Regeneration Company set up to bring prosperity back to Camborne Pool and Redruth. It is one of nineteen urban regeneration companies in the UK. The URC’s mission is to re-establish Camborne Pool and Redruth as a place of innovation, quality and wealth that will be the engine of change for Cornwall in the 21st Century.