No matter what kind of business you are in, chances are that you want to do something to help the environment. However, you may wonder how hard it is to get on the bandwagon. Here are some ideas to help you see whether you are already doing enough or if you can do more.
Eliminate Water Bottles
If you take a glance around your office space, chances are that you will see plastic water bottles on many of the desks. Having a solid recycling process is a good idea, but an even better idea is to incorporate a filtration system into your water system. That way, your employees can enjoy fresh water without needing to use the plastic. You can even provide some employee swag by giving each employee a mug or glass with the company logo on it to use daily for their water.
Treat Your Wastewater
More businesses than ever have a wastewater treatment system somewhere on their property. This can help eliminate bacteria and contaminants before they enter the sewer system or the ground water. Working with a company that provides sludge dewatering equipment can help the system be more efficient. You may also be able to save on your water bills with your own system.
If you set up a new bill for a commercial utility, chances are you will have the option to go paperless. Most companies opt for this route, but are you doing enough to go paperless within your own offices? Reducing paper waste goes a long way to helping the environment. Work with your staff to encourage sending more communications electronically. Cut the printing options down to an absolute minimum and update processes that use paper. Use recycling bins wherever paper is being used.
By taking a few easy steps in the right direction, your company can be known as one that cares about the environment and the future.