Everything has a limit, even the environment. As people exhaust the planet’s natural resources, businesses have begun to ask how they can be more sustainable in their everyday practices. While it might be an adjustment at first, these minor changes can not only help your business become resilient but reduce your ecological footprint. You may also find that it will attract a new type of customer as more and more people around the world place more of a focus on sustainability when it comes to their purchasing decisions.
Here are a few simple ways your business can become greener:
As more businesses close their offices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, remote working is becoming a popular and sustainable alternative. By encouraging your employees to work from home, you can save money on rent and significantly reduce your monthly running costs. This is great for the environment and your bank account. It also reduces CO2 emissions as there are fewer cars and buses on the road spewing out fumes, not to mention less air travel.
With the advancement of technology, resources like paper are gradually becoming redundant. Businesses that have gone paperless have been able to become more efficient in their daily activities while also helping to reduce the rate of deforestation.
There are a lot of businesses out there that create far more waste than is necessary. From time spent on nonessential tasks to an excess of stock, waste can not only be detrimental to the future of the planet but to your business. Through time-management strategies, decluttering practices and green initiatives, you can drastically reduce waste in your business.
How you store your products can also have a significant impact on the environment. When storing your goods, avoid packaging that doesn’t decompose naturally, such as plastic and polystyrene. Instead, choose an eco-friendly alternative that can be easily recycled like cardboard.
This week, we featured three local businesses that take advantage of our secure and sustainable self storage facilities to bolster their businesses.
Monday’s Local Business Spotlight shines the light on Strangeways Spirits, the first UK fully compliant CBD infused spirit. Each bottle is handcrafted, distilled and bottled in Manchester, with the final product offering delicate tastes and complex aromas while sharing the acclaimed benefits of CBD.
Social distancing and regular sanitising are two habits that have become a part of the new normal. Businesses are adapting their environment to be extra safe and clean, and that includes introducing sanitizing stands like those manufactured by SanStand, Wednesday’s Local Business Spotlight.
Sugar and spice, and all things nice. This quirky saying is at the heart of Taos Gifts, a UK business that we profiled today that stocks a variety of gifts and toys for all ages and every occasion. From Easter eggs and nut snack bars to stroopwafels and scented candles - you’re sure to find something to make your loved one smile.
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