The Environment Agency (EA) has advised the packaging sector to be more efficient with its business and gas electricity use.
Firms within the packaging sector were urged to find out how to harness cheap energy and meet their responsibilities under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, reports Packaging News.
From April 2011, companies that use around £500,000 worth of energy a year will be required to buy and sell allowances to cover their carbon emissions.
Tony Grayling, EA head of climate change and sustainability, said firms who adhere to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme's regulations would be able to save a significant amount of money from their energy suppliers.
He said the EA has been liaising with the Department for Energy and Climate Change to make sure that businesses are aware of the scheme.
"We hope that as the scheme progresses it will be brought to the attention of directors and board members," Mr Grayling said.
Formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is the UK's mandatory climate change and energy saving scheme.
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