Annual commercial and industrial (C&I) waste generated in England.
This publication has now been superseded by the Digest of waste and resource statistics and has now been archived.
This publication covers estimates of commercial and industrial waste based on the Survey of Commercial and Industrial Waste arising for 2009 and the North West of England Commercial and Industrial Waste Survey for 2008 to 2009.
Businesses generate about one quarter of all waste in England. However, waste is a drag on the economy and business productivity. Businesses can save money by making products with fewer natural resources and can reduce the costs of waste treatment and disposal. Improving the productivity with which natural resources are used can generate new opportunities and jobs.