Going green is more than just a trend, it’s an important and proven way of helping the environment and minimising waste. While recycling at home is now a part of most people’s routines, what about at work? During the working day, there are many opportunities to improve the way things are run through sustainability and eco-friendly practices.
So, how can you make your business greener? Read on to learn about our top tips.
A concept adopted by many businesses, going paperless means using other ways to complete tasks without the unnecessary use of paper. Start by gradually encouraging new habits in the workplace, such as typing up meeting notes rather than writing them, only printing documents when really needed, converting to e-documents and scanning important files onto your computer.
Encourage greener commutes
Depending on where your employees live and where you are based, it could be a good idea to encourage everyone to travel to work in a greener way. Cycling, walking and car-sharing means fewer vehicles on the road and money saved on travel expenses. Why not sign up to a cycle to work scheme, create your own employee benefits or introduce a ‘leave your car at home day’?
Tea, coffee, fruit and milk are just some of the things that you can provide for your staff, especially for employees that eat their breakfast at work. Instead of or buying these items from a supermarket, why not invest in local businesses by purchasing from nearby fruit and veg shops and milk delivery services? Not only does this help the local economy, but you’ll be contributing to greener practices as the delivery distance is less.
Here at Cherry Hill Waste, we offer a range of recycling and waste management services, meaning you could end up having 90% of your waste recycled. Making your business greener shows your employees and customers that you care about the environment and take responsibility for the waste you produce. For more information about what we can help with, get in touch today.