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How To Be Good To The Environment As A Business

The environment is something that we should be protecting as much as possible and when it comes to businesses, they are held to a higher standard than the average individual. 

Anything and everything that you can do in order to keep your environmental impact low is a great contribution. So with that in mind, here are some helpful tips on how you can be good to the environment as a business this year, and every year.

Recycle food waste and have good recycling systems in place

Recycling food waste is something to be mindful of when it comes to your company’s wastage levels. There is likely a lot of food waste dumped into your trash every day and this is something that could be separated in order to minimize the amount of waste you’re chucking out daily.

Look at schemes that collect leftover food or food that can be recycled and used for something new. You could always look to reuse some of your food waste on-site. For example, if you have communal gardens and outdoor spaces, why not use these as food for your soil beds?

Check out all of the relevant recycling schemes and businesses out there. From your local scrap yard to niche organizations that collect business equipment for recycling.

Repair business equipment where possible

Repairing your business equipment is better than replacing it completely. You might have any number of business equipment within your business and when it breaks down, it can often be replaced for fear of it being broken.

However, you’re likely to be able to repair business equipment that still has some years left in it. Be mindful of the shelf-life of the equipment that breaks down and see whether this can be repaired first before being replaced.

Keep an eye on your carbon emissions

Keeping an eye on your carbon emissions is important because this is the indicator of how little or how much of an impact your company is having.

Being aware of your carbon emissions is key, so you should identify how much your business is contributing currently and what level you’re looking to be at in the future. 

Choose sustainable-friendly suppliers

Choosing sustainable-friendly suppliers is a good way to help take your business from strength to strength. It’s also good for your reputation and the customers or clients who are very conscious about their own environmental impact.

Working with like-minded companies and suppliers is always good, so look at who is out there and who is best for your business.

Raise awareness of good practices within your workplace

Finally, be sure to raise awareness of good practices within your workplace. Your staff are equally responsible for how much of an effort they make to be eco-efficient in the workplace. 

Look at ways in which they can help contribute positively to your workplace and encourage this through rewards where possible.

 

When it comes to being good to the environment, it’s important to do what you can as a business.

Edel Alon
Edel Alonhttp://edelalon.com
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.
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