Why should companies care about the environment

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When you’re running a business, there are 101 things you need to take care of at all times. So much so that saving the environment might not be at the top of your to-do list each and every day. However, as a business leader, you should make sure your company’s waste is on your radar – here’s why:

  • It can save you time and money

Taking environmentally friendly measures such as recycling waste and increasing energy efficiency, can have a positive effect for your finances. New energy efficient resources are often cheaper than their older, less environmentally friendly brothers, and recycling can really save you money overall.

  • It can make you more competitive

Consumers these days are very much interested in how businesses are helping the environment. If you can prove yourself to be an environmentally friendly company it can boost your chances of winning new business.

How can you reduce your waste?

If these benefits have made you interested in becoming more environmentally friendly. There are a number of ways you can reduce your business waste:

  • Think about the products you buy

If you buy in products from a supplier, it might be worth taking a closer look at the packaging they use and their policies. Is there a way you could get a similar product without the unnecessary packaging? Is your supplier willing to take back packaging for re-use?

  • Make your office paperless

New technology means setting up a paperless system is easier than ever, and easier than it might sound at first. Going paper free can reduce the amount of waste your business produces by the truck full.

  • Donate to charity

If you’re having a spring clean and are considering throwing some things a way, think twice before you make any decisions. If you have items that are only gently worn charity shops and organisations always welcome new donations.

  • Make recycling the norm

Recycling can be a daunting task at first, but it’s simpler than you might think. There are a number of items that you might not think are recyclable at first, so it’s worth doing some research on this. If you need help removing waste and recycling goods, here at Kwik Sweep we’re dedicated to helping you. You won’t find a better service in London!

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