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3 Ways Your Business Can be More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is a key concern for everyone right now, whether you are a business or an individual. But while governments can create new legislation to tackle threats to the environment, they are often slow to act when compared to businesses making active changes.

You have the power to reduce your own environmental impact. This includes everything from the methods you choose to the fail safes you apply. The circular economy is growing and the more you can do to fit in, the better your business will do.

Here are 3 areas you might like to consider.

Energy and Fuel

Energy is a big ticket item that all businesses should be considering. Whether you are using fossil fuels or solar panels to power your business, working to reduce your energy consumption as well as ensure that you are using the cleanest methods is well-advised.

The public now expect businesses to take much more responsibility for their output. This means that you should be putting in fail safes such as oil water separator technologies to prevent fuel spills as well as considering transferring to clean energy methods. Every business in every industry can do something about the energy they use from digital marketing businesses to manufacturers.

Waste and Resources

Achieving peak business efficiency is one of the biggest challenges presented to entrepreneurs. Getting as much as possible from as little as possible isn’t just good economic sense, it is also good environmental sense. In the case of resources, this means that you should do as much as you can with every material you use, leaving as little waste as possible.

Some waste is inevitable in most circumstances but this doesn’t mean that the material is at the end of its life. All kinds of materials can be recycled or reused in some way and even if your business has no use for them. You would be surprised at how many materials can be sold on to other businesses at profit.

Support and Growth

No business operates in a vacuum and the more you develop and grow, the more you will realize that friendships between businesses are good for all involved. Even competitors can become excellent friends with friendly competition.

But why is this good for the environment?

Well, simply put, the more people work together to change the way businesses grow, the more likely they are to stumble across a solution. Friendly competition is a great way to spur people on to find solutions and if you know that another business has an edge over you, you’re going to do everything you can to catch up!

The environment might not seem like a huge priority for your business but the more pressure small businesses apply, the more likely it is that other businesses will follow. People tend to go with the crowd, especially if the crowd is providing financial incentive. This is exactly the situation now: as more consumers demand that companies go green, more and more businesses are doing so and driving the demand.

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

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