31 Oct 5 Ways to Help Your Business Go Green
Preventing global warming, looking after the environment and general waste solutions are a huge topic on everyone’s minds at the moment with recent announcements and the likes of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet shocking people into action.
There are so many small changes businesses can make that can have a big, positive impact on the environment. However, many small businesses who already have a lot on their plate, and don’t have the luxury of a specialised member of staff to help them make sense of it all; may struggle to know how they can help.
The waste management experts at Indaver know how daunting this can seem and have shared 5 ways to help your business go green:
Segregate your waste correctly
To comply with TEEP regulations, you should segregate recyclable materials such as glass; metals; plastics and paper where it is ‘Technically, Environmentally and Economically practicable’ (TEEP).
Note that your recycling efforts should include waste that is specifically dry mixed recycling. So this shouldn’t include half a cup of coffee in your plastic bin or other general waste as this will make the entire bin un-recyclable.
Keeping an eye on procurement can be a great way to manage your waste. This is because you can avoid buying the things that end up in the bin.
Send it back
You should check what can be returned to the supplier. So, this could include packaging; toner cartridges; gas cylinders and some electronic equipment.
Duty of care
All waste producers have a duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of correctly. While the duty of care regulations isn’t prescriptive, there are some things you should do as a minimum, for example, a waste solution would be to check your waste is being collected by a reputable company and whether they have a waste carriers’ licence.
To get more insight from our waste management company on how you can make your business go green, read our full article on Open Access Government here.