5 tips for a more sustainable business
Sustainability is a topic that is receiving increasing attention. We see a lot of news about climate change. The vast majority of scientists claims that climate change is caused mainly by humans. The burning of fossil fuels causes a lot of CO2 in the air. This causes global warming. Many companies are aware of this and already encourage 'sustainability'. How can you contribute to a better environment with your company? In this blog, we give five tips to make your business more sustainable.
Tip 1: Seperating waste
The first tip for a permanent sustainable business is the separation of waste. Put more bins in your company with clear descriptions. The separation of waste ensures that more can be recycled. This reduces CO2 emissions. This will have a positive impact on the environment.
Tip 2: Provide appropriate packing material
Many companies use standard packing material for various products. Often, this standard packing material is too big. Fewer packages can therefore be transported. This is obviously very bad for the environment. Also, large amounts of paper and plastic are being used. It is important to use appropriate packing materials. Besides the positive effects on the climate, this also reduces costs because more packages can be transported at once.
Tip 3: Switch to LED lighting
An important step towards a more sustainable company is switching to LED lighting. This can save lot of energy. LED lighting consumes much less power than traditional lighting such as incandescent and halogen lamps. 10 incandescent bulbs cause 456 kg of CO2 emission a year. Replace these lamps with LEDs, it causes only 45 kg of CO2 emission a year. The difference is very big, especially if you are replacing a large number of bulbs. Of course this is often the case in a company. Besides the positive effect on the environment you can also save a lot of money. Purchasing LED is an investment, but its low power consumption saves a lot of money. Would you like more information about why LED lighting is sustainable? Read the blog below.
Tip 4: Be sure to turn off lights and heating when not in use
LED lighting consumes much less power than traditional lighting, but it's still a waste of energy if the lights are on when they are not in use. Therefore, use a sensor for the lighting. When no motion is detected, the lighting switches off. In addition, energy can also be saved by not turning on unnecessary heating. So make sure these are always turned off when no one is present.
Tip 5: Solar panels
By using solar panels, you can generate by yourself. A solar panel turns solar energy into electric current. In 2 to 3 years, a solar panel saves more CO2 emission than it costed to fabricate it. After this period, the solar panels only have a positive effect on the environment