For many businesses, being more eco-friendly has become a dual pronged attack in combating local environmental issues as well as a strongly developed strategic plan for the future of its trade. With more consumers being aware of the environmental impact that all business has on the local and national scale, it’s no wonder that businesses are getting smart.
Small business is not immune to these threats either. From showing that you care for your local area to reducing costs, being environmentally friendly and reducing your carbon footprint can have significant benefits.
So what are the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint if you’re a small business? Here are some ideas.
Switch on Power Save mode
From appliances to computers, power save mode can help reduce your energy bill by up to 30%. Especially handy for offices full of computers and printers!
Laptops for desktops
On the subject of computers, have you considered swapping the later for a laptop? They are up to 80% more efficient which is significant when you start to do the maths.
Go for rechargeable batteries
Disposable batteries are not only wasteful, but they fill the ground with horrible chemicals after discharging over a period of years. Switching to rechargeables can help a business reduce the everlasting carbon footprint on these power devices.
Install water savers
From simple things like tap reduction units to water flow installation devices, water technologies can help businesses save hundreds in a short space of time as well as save a lot of water.
Install a garden/allotment
For many businesses this is just not possible, but a small space of land can do a lot to help your small business reduce its carbon footprint. Planting vegetables and growing produce helps improve air quality by filtering harmful pollutants from the atmosphere but … Read More