Becoming an efficient, sustainable business is an ongoing process. If you are not ready for wind power, reed beds, etc. there are many simpler, easy to implement ideas, which go a long way to minimising the impact of your business activities.'
If you are spending more on your energy bills than you need, then you are wasting money as well as carbon! Follow our simple four step guide to minimise the carbon footprint of your business and maximise your profit.
By reducing the amount of waste you produce and reusing your waste you reduce the amount of resources used in production, the amount of waste requiring disposal and the amount of fuel needed to transport waste.
In some kitchens as little as 40% of energy is used in the preparation and storage of food, much of the waste energy is dispersed into the kitchen as heat. With moderate improvements savings of up to 20% are possible.
Buying local produce and using local tradesmen will benefit the local economy and support local jobs.
Green accreditation schemes can help you identify the impacts of your business on the environment and to develop an environmental strategy.