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Business Overheads Tackled by New Monster Campaign



The Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme (part of Zero Waste Scotland) has today launched a new campaign to support organisations in beating the “monsters” that are reducing their profit margins.

Monsters such as left-on lights and dripping pipes lead to wasted resources and lost profits, but can be easily fixed with careful monitoring and measuring of resource use. The new materials from Resource Efficient Scotland to help businesses with this include tracking worksheets and training webinars, as well as a case study from building services engineering practice Max Fordham.

Marissa Lippiatt, head of resource efficiency, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

“The profit monsters campaign is a fun way of highlighting what is a very serious issue for businesses in Scotland.

Companies of all sizes all over Scotland are losing thousands of pounds a year through hidden but easily fixable resource inefficiencies.

“That’s why we’re providing technical support to help managers implement effective resource monitoring systems to stop these monsters from feasting on their profit margins.”

Amongst the support offered by Resource Efficient Scotland is the new ‘measuring and monitoring’ guide which provides step-by-step techniques and methods to save money through better resource management. The document offers practical guidance on how to collect and analyse relevant usage data to identify where resources are being wasted. It also includes a range of free supporting tools and resources to help managers to quickly action resource efficient strategies that save money and boost profit. Download the free guide.

Each year Resource Efficient Scotland helps more than 34,000 individuals from a range of organisations to promote business growth by reducing energy consumption, resource use and waste. To learn more about saving money for your company, visit the Resource Efficient Scotland site at


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