If you’re running an environmentally friendly business in Australia, you know how reducing your carbon footprint can benefit the enviornment. But, there are a variety of business benefits that come with running a sustainable business. Environmentally friendly businesses in Australia reduce business costs and attract new customers by offering eco friendly products.
Every year, the average Australian household uses at least 50 single-use plastic bottles of home and personal care products. If 10,000 households make the simple switch to refillable and concentrated systems such as Happy Human, we can collectively stop 50,000 plastic bottles from ending up in the ocean or in landfills by 2022.
Happy Human is an environmentally friendly startup that creates refillable “just-add-water” household products to reduce single-use plastic waste and carbon emissions.
Here’s how this environmentally friendly product works
However, you don’t have to sell a product to be an environmentally friendly business. At Workit Spaces, we look to reduce our impact on the environment through the way we do business.
Check out how we’ll be working towards going carbon neutral by 2023.
In this post, we’ll highlight 4 ways business owners can champion environmentally friendly best practices in product design and infrastructure.
By adopting greener practices, we can reinvent business operations and protect the planet’s natural resources and ecosystems.
1. Reduce waste to remain environmentally friendly
Have you ever heard of the saying, less is more? That’s exactly what reducing waste, energy, and resources is all about. We’ve set the ambitious target of operating carbon neutral by 2023. For us, this means switching to renewable energy sources and reducing waste through products, services and carbon emissions.
Use energy saving sensor lighting and sky lights to maximise natural lighting and solar power wherever possible.
2. Reuse existing resources
If you can’t reduce materials or resources, reusing is a great alternative option. Many businesses incorporate recycled materials or reusable resources into their new or existing infrastructure. This reduces manufacturing emissions by maximising the use of existing materials and resources. Rethink your business operations, structures or design to incorporate reusable principles. Find recycled materials to use in multi-purpose design and production.
An old shipping container is reused as a reception desk. Incorporate reusing old structures as part of your interior design to reduce landfill.
3. Recycle materials
Recycling is the number one way businesses and consumers can be environmentally friendly at the most tangible level. Recycling allows businesses to use fewer resources or materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Think about using recycled materials throughout your business supply chain. It’s a great way to leverage existing resources and recycling facilities to help reduce a business carbon footprint.
Approximately 20 million tonnes of waste ending up as landfill every year in Australia. Bring back nature’s cycle into your workplaces with a commercial compost bin.
Earthkynd’s Oklin compost food waste and commercial compostable materials at Workit Spaces Bourke Rd Hub recycles food waste into soil enriching compost in 24 hours.
4. Restore environmentally friendly initiatives
To keep waste at a bare minimum, we must restore our Earth through environmentally friendly initiatives to offset any environmental impacts. Focus on scientific standards of carbon emissions and offsets to guide and measure your business commitment to climate action.
Use solar power generation and carbon offset strategies to restore energy and leverage renewable resources.
Overall, each contribution to reducing carbon emissions and eliminating waste is a step in the right direction. As a buesiness or consumer, reasearch your industry, think with environmentally friendly targets in mind, and start conversations when you come across capability gaps.
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