Times are now changing, and a large number of small companies are now willing to invest the time and money to make their business more environmentally friendly. Not only is it important for every business to make these improvements to be more eco-friendly but also it’s never been easier!
With so many of us spending large amounts of time in the office each week, investing in the growth and sustainability of your business should influence every part of your overall operation. From the different types of equipment you use for cleaning, to the impact your product or service has on the environment, we have listed below what we believe will help you and your business to become greener and help the environment:
Be an eco-warrior and turn it off!
Turning off the equipment you use after a day in the office can save up to 50% of the energy you would have used! Not only will pressing the off button at the end of the day help increase the lifespan of your equipment but will also mean your bills at the end of the month will be a lot lower due to the savings in electricity.
Go one stage further – have a smart meter installed in your business, that way you can keep track on the energy you and the rest of your team use on a daily basis and will help you reduce electrical waste.
Try to use biodegradable cleaning equipment for alternative cleaning solutions. From washing up liquid to different kinds of surface sprays including personal hygiene products like soaps and hand washes. Following these simple steps will mean you will remove the harsh chemicals and toxins.
A lot of these biodegradable products come in biodegradable or recycled packaging too, meaning you are also reducing the amount of waste you send to local landfill sites.
Use renewable energy for power
There are many businesses that are now switching to greener technologies to power different systems within their offices from using energy that can power kitchen appliances such as dishwashers and kettles to other electrical systems like computers, laptops, tablets and internal heaters.
With a range of different technologies now on offer, including, Wind, Hydro and most commonly used Solar, there are plenty of options to choose from to update your power supply from traditional, non-renewable power, to other power sources which are a lot more green and more economically friendly to our environment.
We are all used to recycling paper and other washable plastics in our own homes, but there is a lot more that can be done when it comes to recycling. How about purchasing recycled furniture for your office? Second-hand furniture is also a cheaper alternative and is often made of much higher quality materials-meaning it may well last a lot longer!