Making Your Small Business More Environmentally Friendly

27 October 2017

These days, small business owners know that it’s not enough to make token statements about helping the environment without really investing their time, energy and resources into making a difference.

In the past, it was possible for small business owners to get away without taking sustainability seriously but today we’re all aware that the need to act in order to prevent irreversible environmental damage is urgent and immediate – and small businesses too must behave in an environmentally responsible way for the good of the community as a whole.

When it comes to making your small business more environmentally friendly, there are a few simple steps you can take to get started. A great way to begin is by implementing a thorough and wide-reaching recycling policy.

Not only can your business recycle all paper and plastic, it can also make the decision to use second-hand furniture and equipment. Second-hand products are not only better for the environment, but they’re also considerably cheaper to buy, saving your business funds.

In addition, making the effort to switch to biodegradable cleaning equipment will not only improve environmental health by reducing the number of harmful chemicals being released, but also the health of your staff by reducing the extent to which they are exposed to these dangerous chemicals.

Making the choice to invest in a smart meter so that you can monitor your energy use is just as beneficial for your business as it is the environment; by turning off equipment when it’s not in use, you can cut your energy use in half – not only lowering your carbon footprint, but your bills too.

Everyone wins when environmentally friendly actions are taken, as they consistently prove to be practical and economic solutions for small businesses.


We are an experienced team of recycling specialists based in Dorset and Oxfordshire, with expertise in all areas of recycling and waste disposal ranging from cardboard recycling and End of Life Vehicle Collection, to trade waste disposal and metal recycling. For more information about our recycling services, or for further advice on how you can make a difference at home, contact our team on 01202 675564 today. 

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