It is thought that businesses are responsible for up to 20% of the total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Therefore, they should always be on the lookout for new and exciting ways to save the planet. Some of these ideas should come from the business themselves, others can be implemented following government guidelines. If customers and workers see that businesses are making an effort to save the planet, they are more likely to want to be associated with them.
The first option is a wonderful way to save trees. Going paperless and offering online invoices and billing is a fantastic way to save the planet. If you are sending out invoices to each and every client you have there will be huge paper wastage on your hands. If you do need to send paper bills out you could ensure that the paper you use is eco-friendly and biodegradable. A lot of businesses give their customers the option to go paperless rather than making the decision for them. It can be very confusing going digital if you have always received a paper bill, not everyone will understand.
Use Eco-Friendly Products
If you want to make small changes to make a big difference in the long run then think about the products you are using within your business. In the kitchen you could think about using recycled paper towels or even better reusable paper towels. Once they have been used they could be thrown in the wash ready to be cleaned at the end of the day. You could again use recycled toilet roll in the bathrooms. There are companies out there who provide bamboo toilet paper that not only saves the planet but also helps deprived communities with a charitable donation.
When the industrial cleaning crew comes in at the end of the day you could make sure they are using the very best eco-friendly products so as not to taint your green reputation.
Think about ways your business could not only save energy, but save money, and the planet at the same time. There are many ways your business can do this, from powering down the tech at the end of each day to switching off the lights when not in use. If you have large windows in your office, make use of them.
The majority of businesses now recycle as it is very easy to do. Having a big waste paper bin and a recycling bin will mean that workers don’t have to clog up their desks with junk they don’t need. It may also be a nice idea to have smaller recycling bins located around the office or even by each individual desk. This could be for cans and wrappers from workers lunches and other miscellaneous items that can be recycled.
Now let’s talk about food waste, if your business has a cafeteria on-site. If there is leftover food at the end of each day you could save that food from the bin and let your staff take some home with them.
We hope this article helps you on your way to making your business as green as possible. Remember, there are always professionals out there who can help you on your mission to become eco-friendly.