Helping to do your bit for the environment is everyone’s responsibility, and luckily, nowadays it is easier than ever to toe that eco-friendly line. From sorting your recyclables to investing in an electric car, there are plenty of options to go a bit greener.
Undoubtedly though, it is simpler to be more eco-friendly in our personal lives, and when it comes to business and our professions, it can be a bit more daunting. However, with more and more legislations coming into place to make sure that businesses as well as individuals get it right, it is important that your business jumps on the eco-friendly bandwagon.
Just what should your business consider doing though?
Well-signed recycling bins
This one is a no-brainer and makes getting your rubbish in the right places easy, so there is no reason not to clearly label your different bins! Most councils these days provide various colour-coded bins – so you just have to make sure that everybody in your business knows what is going where.
And since you can now recycle more than ever, it is a smart move to check if there is anything else that could be reused. We all know that many supermarkets have lithium battery recycling points for example. To read up on your local recycling FAQs, check out the official government guidelines here.
Energy saving mode
Is there a bad habit at your workplace of leaving lights on, taps dripping, and pc monitors on overnight? If so, then it is high time that you got into an energy saving mode. Simple things like motion detectors to activate your lights and having a policy of shutting down PCs at the end of the day can help to reduce your energy output and will certainly reduce waste.
And let’s not forget that these energy saving measures can help you to save on your utility bills too. So, choosing the right light bulb has never been so important! To help you understand these ins and outs, have a look at this Which article to help you realise the benefits!
Another big cause of energy loss, both at home and in the workplace, is due to out-dated machinery, which can particularly be a problem in a more industrial setting. And although it can be tempting to clunk along with tired equipment, in the long run for both your pocket and the environment, it could be time to invest in more modern pieces.
From heating to computers and lots more, everything these days is designed with the aim of being as energy efficient as possible – and with the ability to be then further recycled. For example, check out environmentally responsible company Star Refrigeration who prove that across all industries, being eco-friendly is now the new norm and here to stay.
It’s usually the small changes that can make the biggest differences when you are striving to be eco-friendly, so take the time to consider what it is your business could be doing to help the environment.