Go Green: How Can Businesses Reduce Their Reliance On Landfill Sites?

Go green with sustainable polythene

 
Most people are aware of both the need to go green and the growing problems facing UK landfills. These subjects are splashed across the news and often discussed on social media. The idea of being eco-friendly or green isn’t new, but that doesn’t necessarily mean all that can be done is being actioned.

Going green is a hot topic in the business world and something that companies can’t run away from. Consumers are seeking out actively eco-friendly suppliers and any businesses that haven’t adopted a plan of action will be considered less desirable than their counterparts.

Here’s a look at how businesses can and are currently making a difference.
 

In the office

 
Alarmingly, around 12.5 million computers have been thrown into landfill sites in the past five years alone. Some domestic properties and business premises even throw electrical devices straight into the bin, instead of doing the right thing by taking older electrical equipment to a local recycling plant where it will be disposed of responsibly.

  • You may be running a small business that orders a modest amount of supplies, or a large building that receives pallets every week. From office paper and pens to copiers and kettles for the break room, you always have the option to go green.
  • Try to buy from eco-friendly suppliers who use recycled materials.
  • You should also try and buy IT equipment that’s multifunctional. This way, instead of buying three separate machines to scan, copy, and fax, you can buy one to do it all, reducing your contribution to landfill sites.

 

On the road

 
Many businesses have to keep vehicles on the road to fulfil orders and supply their customers. There’s no way around this. However, there are always ways that you can go green with the transportation of your goods, adhering to sustainable ethos.

  • Drivers are a vital part of the process, as driving style has an impact on fuel costs and carbon footprint.
  • It may be worth introducing additional training on best practices for reducing consumption. You could even set up an incentive to ensure the training stays fresh in their minds.
  • Keeping your vehicles maintained and properly managed will increase their lifespan. A healthy vehicle is better for budgets and the environment.
  • Even if it’s a gradual implementation, changing methods to something more environmentally friendly will not only impress your current clients but also potential customers.

 

Waste management

 
Businesses have a responsibility to the planet to go green, especially those that produce large volumes of waste. Ensuring you’re doing all you can to dispose of waste responsibly is a must. As time progresses, the government are cracking down on businesses that depend on landfill sites and fail to recycle or manage their waste correctly.

While waste disposal is important, trying to reduce the amount of waste you have in the first place is even more so. Finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste will help to reduce the amount that ends up in UK landfill sites each year.
 

Go green with Marpak Extrusions

 
Marpak Extrusions are market leaders in the polythene film sector and a prime example of a company that’s adopted a green ethos. We’re not only doing all we can to reduce waste; we’re actively offering alternative products that are completely eco-friendly.

While our premium grade polythene film is popular with clients, we also offer Marpak Green, a sustainably sourced alternative that is made from 100% renewable sugarcane ethanol. Being green is important, but offering a reliable, quality product is just as crucial.

All of our products can be manufactured from this material, providing businesses with the option to be as green as possible. Find out more about Marpak Green.

With every passing year, the message of being an eco-friendly nation becomes a little stronger. As more homes and businesses subscribe to a green ethos, it’s becoming unnecessary and unethical to ignore it.

For more information on Marpak Green, visit our website or contact our sales team today on 0843 289 0273

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