Practicing sustainability is a key area of concern for many businesses big and small. The value of sustainable practices is recognized more as environmental sensitivity becomes a focus by the public and private sector. Is your business taking care to demonstrate your commitment to the environment by utilizing sustainable practices? Today we’re going to take a look at some of the techniques you can employ in your business to practice sustainability.
Reducing Air Pollution
The government implemented the Energy Star program as a way to identify appliances and other products that help contribute to a more sustainable business environment. These appliances use less energy, which in turn lessens the impact of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that produce that energy. Upgrading to Energy Star qualified products is a great milestone on your way to practicing sustainability.
Using Less Paper
Paper makers in the United States consume a significant amount of energy every year on the production of paper, from transport and harvest to the actual manufacturing process. Reducing your business’ paper usage is another easily sustainable practice that you can implement in your office. Use double-sided copying and printing; or, better yet, distribute documents electronically whenever it is feasible to do so. And whenever you need to dispose of paper waste, be sure to have it recycled instead of throwing it in the trash.
Utilizing a waste-to-energy waste management solution is a great way to practice sustainability. Your waste, instead of being sent to a landfill, is instead routed to a facility that turns that waste into energy. It is, in essence, a way to recycle waste. This reduces the need for landfills and helps cut greenhouse gas emissions. If your business needs to get rid of ferrous metals such as steel or iron, waste-to-energy is a good idea to help your business in its drive towards sustainable practices.
Call on AEG Environmental for your ticket to the land of sustainability.
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