3 Zero Waste Tips for Businesses in 2019
The pressure to make changes to sustainable practices will continue to increase in 2019 with people becoming more and more aware of the adverse effects that bad business practices have. Good thing it’s easier than ever to extend zero waste methods into everyday businesses, it can sometimes be intimidating to imagine switching up your current systems, but tiny changes add up. Here are a few tips to get your business on the right path to a greener 2019.
Reduce Your Water Consumption
Water consumption is a great place to start when making a change to a more sustainable business. Make it a goal within your company to reduce your water waste– even a little month by month. Consider switching to automatic faucets to help with overall water conservation, by the end of the year it can add up to savings!
Reduce Wasted Energy
Since going green in your business can feel like it requires a broad scale effort, it’s essential to refocus on the things you can change. Take inventory of your businesses utility usage, analyze and make adjustments where you can. Do you leave the air conditioning or heating on throughout the night? Is there a period where things can be turned off or turned down? Invest in a timer or have someone take charge of this initiative to help reduce wasted energy.
Get Your Team Involved
Help cut down on gas usage and reduce emissions by getting your team on board and encouraging carpooling or utilizing public transit. Have everyone team up with people who live in their area and offer cool incentives like free transit coupons for the team who participates the most. This not only helps our environment, but it is also a tremendous team-building exercise.