Tips for making your business greener in 2020

Many people have made new year’s resolutions to eat healthier and to exercise more, but why not make a different pledge in 2020 – one to go green?

Going green is more than just a trend. It’s a great way to help improve the environment and minimise the amount of waste that’s sent to landfill. Although recycling at home is adopted in many homes across the UK, there are still businesses that don’t have recycling initiatives in place.

Here are 4 top tips to help you make your business more environmentally friendly:

Tip 1 – Go paperless!

The easiest way to gradually go green – having a more positive impact on the environment. Instead of handwriting notes from meetings, consider typing them up. You could also reduce the number of documents you print and scan documents instead of photocopying them – saving on paper and ink which could, in turn, save your business money.

Tip 2 – Encourage staff to walk, cycle or car share

Depending on where your staff live and where your office is based, of course. Why not encourage your workers to car-share? It beats having to leave 10 minutes earlier to secure a spot when parking is a scarcity!

Cycling, walking or driving together means there will be fewer cars on the road and could also save you money by travelling for free or sharing the expenses. Think about introducing a ‘leave your car at home day’ to encourage greener commutes.

Tip 3 – Buy locally

Whether it be refreshments for your staff or clients, try and buy from local businesses, rather than the supermarket. Not only could this benefit the local economy, but it’s also a step in the right direction towards making your business green in 2020.

Tip 4 – Hire a skip

If your aim is to go green in the new year, skip hire in Wigan could be the perfect solution. Hiring a skip will allow you to get rid of what you no longer need – be it old or broken furniture – and make space for newer, more sustainable equipment.

In opting for skip hire in Wigan, you can relax in the knowledge that waste is disposed of correctly as reputable skip hire companies, like Wigan Skips, recycle 90% of the materials thrown in skips – reducing the amount that’s sent to landfill.

So, before you go green, make a start on decluttering your office and take advantage of skip hire in Wigan. The team at Wigan Skips can guide and advise you on the best skip size – ensuring you have sufficient space to dispose of rubbish, without exceeding restrictions and receiving an expensive fine. Find out more by calling 01942 597 358.

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