Being environmentally conscious is such an important factor in this day and age. The more awareness that is spread, the better. It is so important to do whatever we can to help reduce greenhouse gases, save forests and also save animals from becoming extinct. If you are an existing business owner or are thinking of starting up a business, it is so important to demonstrate being sustainable so that customers can take note and learn from how you are helping the environment. Here are some tips on how to make your business eco-friendly.
Waste is one of the main factors of pollution. Making sure that you are practicing good waste reduction efforts is key. When buying stock, it is important to see how it is being delivered and in what packaging, as sometimes products can be delivered in unnecessary amounts of plastic or any other non-recyclable materials. Also, being aware of what you’re throwing out and how you go about it is so important. It is a good idea to look into installing recycling bins around your business, especially if you work in an office where a lot of paper is being used. Recycled paper is another great eco-friendly solution.
In this current coronavirus climate, it is absolutely imperative that your business is completely disinfected at all times. Anywhere that anyone could be touching needs to be regularly disinfected and using the correct cleaning products is very important. Some cleaning products can be quite harmful to the environment by containing chemicals that are dangerous to animals and plants. When buying cleaning products or any products for that matter, look out for biodegradable packaging or compostable packaging. Using eco-friendly cleaning products is a great way to be sustainable, but using refill stations is even better; you won’t have to waste any materials or throw anything away by using refill stations.
Switching your energy provider to a renewable resource is an amazing way to reduce your business’s carbon footprint. The most common renewable energy resources are solar power. If it is possible to do so and the location of your business will get enough sunlight, solar panels can be installed on the roof of the business and will provide energy, but at the same time won’t damage the environment. Another common renewable energy source is using wind turbines. Wind turbine farms provide power to local buildings, homes or businesses. Research into which type of renewable energy would suit your business the best.
Making these changes to your business or implementing them when making your business will reduce your businesses carbon footprint massively. There are so many more things that you can do to your business that will benefit the environment - it just depends on which category your business falls into. Whether it’s a café switching to biodegradable cups or an office switching to recycled paper, any changes you can make to be more sustainable will be worth it in order to save the planet.