Sustainability Issues for Small Business
One of our members in Wessex was commissioned by the Guardian's Business website to write a series of articles on sustainability issues for small businesses. The following articles are highlighted with specific relevance for SMEs.
Overcoming the Challenges of SME Recycling
Many businesses state they would recycle more if it was easier to do so. This article suggests some ways to help develop an infrastructure to encourage more commercial and industrial recycling, from improving services from local authorities, better partnerships among the business community and developing a robust communications campaign.
Small Businesses should Start Simple with Energy Efficiency
Many small business owners are daunted by the task of lowering their carbon footprint and either aren't sure where to start, or are concerned about the cost. In reality, many simple actions can be undertaken that don't take much time or money but can make a huge difference.
About the Author - FSB Member Jane Rayner
Jane Rayner is Director of Lulu Consulting, an environmental consultancy based in Dorset, which aims to help raise awareness of green issues, provide support to developing businesses and to both implement environmental action plans and run environmental workshops for Yeovil College.