More than £ 90 million raised from Landfill Tax, will be used to fund green business support services, the Government has announced.
The package, unveiled by Minister for Local Environmental Quality Ben Bradshaw, is the second year's worth of funding under the programme.
It will mean an extra £95 million invested in organisations that can help businesses cut waste, move rubbish from landfill and improve their efficiency.
The money will pay for a range of free services and targeted support for businesses of all sizes and sectors from large quoted companies to smaller enterprises.
It comes from the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Business Resource Efficiency and Waste programme, which recycles revenue generated through increases in Landfill Tax.
Mr Bradshaw said: "Waste is about more than recycling - it links into the big issues about how much this country is producing and consuming.
"Although we all want to continue to enjoy the benefits of a modern society, the impacts of our everyday consumption patterns on the environment remain severe.
"The inefficient use of resources can also affect business competitiveness including small businesses.
"Many businesses simply do not realise that they can expect to save about five per cent of their turnover by cutting waste, often with little or no investment.
"Add on top of that savings through improved resource efficiency - whether that be water, energy use or virgin materials - and we are talking about a substantial amount of money to be saved."
The money has been split between 11 organisations and programmes including The Carbon Trust, Envirowise, the Environment Agency, the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme, the Strategic Supply Chain Group, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, the Market Transformation Programme, the Department for Trade and Industry and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
Regional development agencies have been awarded nearly £12 million to fund coordinating BREW work and funding extra regional initiatives. Defra's BREW programme recycles revenue generated through increases in Landfill Tax to fund a range of free services and targeted support for businesses.
A further £2.1 million will be invested into improving the quality of data on waste as part of a Defra initiative.