Of course, a reduction in business waste also has favourable cost implications, as well as supporting the green agenda. Less waste thrown away means less resources – and money – wasted, which is good news for every business’s bottom line, especially in these challenging times.
How Can I Reduce Business Waste?
Firstly, get the right people in the business involved. You need support at board level and operational level and an enthusiastic task team can be vital in helping to shape the recycling agenda and ensure its successful implementation. Also involve the various expert bodies that are there to help businesses with their green strategies. Many of these are publicly funded or accessible via grants and subsidies, offering businesses the chance to become accredited in areas such as carbon management or effective environmental systems management and practices. The local council, your Chamber of Commerce, WRAP, Business Link and the government’s websites are all good starting places to find expert help.
About the Author: Sophie works alongside Ecotile industrial flooring and works hard to minimise the waste created in the office by recycling as much as possible and encouraging others to do the same.