As a business, your contribution to the world when it comes to its environment is likely more influential than the everyday household. Not just because you’re likely to use more resources but due to being in the public domain. You not only contribute to the environment’s damage but you also have a chance to encourage others to make changes to save it. As a business, there are plenty of things that you can do in order to be more eco-friendly. Here are four ways to be more eco-friendly as a business.
*This is a collaborative post.
There are lots of benefits to saving energy that goes beyond being good for the environment. You’re able to save a lot of money when it comes to finding cheaper utility providers for your business and that goes for water, gas, and electricity for starters. It’s a good idea to take look into comparing your utility bill providers every year to see if there can be any changes to your plans. However, a good way to save energy for day-to-day use is by creating an energy policy within the workplace.
Things like switching off computers when they’re not in use to using energy-efficient appliances and replacing any that are using up more energy than good.
Consider Recyclable Packaging
When it comes to recyclable packaging, it’s certainly a lot easier than it used to be. When you’re responsible for contributing to a lot more than the average household, especially with distribution and packaging, it’s important to do your bit. With that being said, you might find it useful to look at your existing packaging and consider a company like Tyler Packaging to help with your eco-friendly needs.
It’s something that used to be more difficult to do because it was often more costly. However, now that more businesses are doing it, it’s cheaper to get a hold of it in bulk.
If you’re trying to save money, then going paperless is a great way to help lower your carbon footprint. Not only are you lowering your paper usage, but there are also fewer stationary and printing costs needed by significantly reducing the paper usage within your company.
Going paperless is a lot easier than ever before and are plenty of customers whereby you may provide paper communications and would prefer to receive it via email nowadays anyway.
Introduce Work Perks
And finally. a good way to encourage a greener workplace is by including work perks where you can. If you’re able to provide cycle to work schemes for example or perhaps a reward for those who are actively doing more outside of work to help the environment, that might be helpful.
There is certainly a lot that we can all being done in order to contribute to a greener society. So where possible, use these tips within your own organisation and you’ll certainly notice a difference in the environmental impact you’re making. Make sure to team up with your local community where possible too in order to maximise your contributions to the local area.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Tyler Packaging. All words are my own.