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How Your Business Can Reduce Its Carbon Footprint With Document Shredding


As business owners, there are lots of things to keep track of and to try and improve with the business. While the carbon footprint of the business may not top the list for obvious reasons, it is one that has extra benefits that make it worth considering. So how can you do it?

Waste reduction

One of the top ways is with waste reduction. There are lots of different steps to take here.  For example, you might want to use a document shredding company that recycles the waste. This means that not only is all of the waste safely shredded but the waste is recycled.

You might also want to put measures in place such as only printing documents when they are necessary and even assessing how much packaging the business puts on products. Cutting this back even a small percent can save money and reduce waste.

Energy efficiency

The big one with the clearest benefits all round is energy efficiency in the business property. Something as simple as swapping traditional light bulbs for LED ones can save money on utility bills, means the company uses less electricity and also provides a great quality of light for staff and customers.

Energy saving equipment around the office is another one. If equipment is older and doesn’t work so well it might be worth replacing. Not only does this make it more energy efficient and save money and power but could also increase productivity.

Smart heating and cooling systems can be great for energy efficiency, these mean you don’t need to worry about remembering to manually turn off heating or air con and can even be managed remotely.

Save money and the planet

These are just a couple of ideas about how your business can save the planet and also save some money while doing it. Simple measures, small investments and if everyone did them, a big difference in our corporate carbon footprints.

For more information on how document shredding can help you reduce your business's carbon footprint, get in touch with our team today.