How to make your business green

The perception of green issues has changed beyond recognition over the past decade. Not so long ago, being concerned with the impact our everyday lives had on the environment was little more than a fringe interest – now things couldn’t be more different.

Today it’s common for people to base decisions on where to buy goods or whose services to use based on the businesses level of eco-friendliness.

So, how can you make sure your clients and customers will be satisfied by your own green credentials?


Having a high profile recycling policy in place is a great way to start for any type of business, whether it is in retail, service industries or office based. Anything from taking full advantage of local authority collections, to using specialist companies to look after the disposal of specific items can be put into action. By recycling ink cartridges, batteries and old equipment you can avoid taking up space in landfill sites.


If you have a large volume of waste, perhaps arising from leftover packaging materials or from by-products of your own working processes, using a compacting machine can make waste disposal both easier and more cost effective. Short term waste compactor hire can be a great way to eliminate space issues and also cut down on the frequency of waste removals. By literally squeezing waste into something that takes up less room, hiring a compactor can quickly recoup the outlay.

Saving energy

Of course energy costs are something that every business has to take into account – even if it simply means keeping the lights on and the workplace warm in the winter. By making sure that you have good housekeeping when it comes to the way your energy is used, you can save money on bills as well as doing your bit for the environment.

Different tariffs can also be used for businesses that might benefit from using energy at different times of the day or night. Making sure that equipment is kept up to date and in good working order can also play a big part in energy efficiency.

From smart meters to downloadable apps there are plenty of ways to make sure you have all the information you need about your energy usage to make the right decisions when it comes to making changes.