New monster campaign takes a bite out of businesses' overheads

Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Scottish Government-backed Zero Waste Scotland, has launched a new campaign to help organisations beat the monsters that are attacking their profits.

8 Jul 16

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 resource use. The new materials from Resource Efficient Scotland to help businesses with this includes 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 from

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

For media enquiries contact:

Chloe Bellany, PR Officer
m: 07540 517127

Notes For Editors

  • Photograph caption: Can you guess the usual suspects in unnecessary wastage from our profit monster line up?  Find out if you’re right here.
  • Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. We are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU’s 2020 growth strategy.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at . You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn
  • The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit our website or follow @scotgovESIF.
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