A BURY business is among 80 across the region which is developing new eco-friendly technologies together with local universities.

REPIC, based on Waterfold Business Park, works with local authorities, retailers and other companies to provide responsible electrical waste recycling solutions and hopes that the new partnership will help to identify further ways to save carbon waste.

This comes as part of a £14m research and development programme known as Eco-I North West.

REPIC external affairs manager Sarah Downes said: "We were keen to measure this carbon saving and to look at ways we could further reduce our carbon emissions from activities such as the collection and transport of electrical and electronic waste to treatment facilities.

"This work is invaluable in both understanding our carbon footprint and what data and work we need to undertake to assess future potential carbon reduction.

"We’ve also been able to invest in someone’s future career development while gaining valuable insights from important, high quality research."

The Eco-I programme hopes to showcase some of the innovations at a virtual summit, Disruption, Innovation, Transformation. Climate Change: It’s Now or Never,on Wednesday October 20.

Universities involved include Lancaster, Central Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester Metropolitan.