World Environment Day (June 5) is the United Nations' day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. A commitment to greener practices isn't just altruistic, it also serves as financial inspiration to reevaluate practices and the opportunity to shine a spotlight on eco-friendly initiatives and generate some positive publicity.
This year’s theme: #BeatAirPollution. Your regular business practices, including your waste management, have an impact on air pollution. We break down how to honor the holiday and save money while doing it.
Consumers tend to be more loyal to a brand that is dedicated to improving its social and environmental impact. More than half (66%) of customers surveyed said they'd be willing to pay more for products and services from businesses who were committed to these causes. Fifty-two percent of worldwide respondents had purchased at least one product or service from a socially-responsible company within the previous six months.
Tackling air pollution is a great place to start when demonstrating yourself as a socially and environmentally-responsible brand.
The three biggest sources of air pollution are:
The actions we recommend address these sources while respecting your bottom line. That way, everyone wins.
Beyond personal transportation, commercial transport produces hefty carbon emissions. The shorter the distance your supplies and materials have to travel, the lower the pollution impact. Choose local suppliers and place large orders instead of multiple small ones, so trucks run as little as possible with minimal frequency. With less frequency and less distance to travel, locally-sourced bulk orders can reduce shipping and handling costs, saving you money and reducing pollution.
How your business consumes energy influences pollution. Starting with energy-efficient bulbs and appliances can lower your internal operation costs, but we encourage you to go beyond that and investigate the services you employ. Talk with your suppliers to understand their energy consumption practices. Those utilizing greener methods can generally provide their services at lower costs.
Landfill waste produces a combination of carbon dioxide and methane gas, making a hot and stinky landfill. Combined with waste incineration practices, landfills increase pollution. The best way to decrease landfill pollution is to decrease landfill waste. Try your best to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible. Depending on your waste removal service provider, the less waste you send to the landfill, the more you can save.
Utilizing a Enevo as a waste management solution can help you conquer all three of these while saving as much as possible. Enevo uses its proprietary technology to create a smart waste management system that reduces costs and boosts sustainability. With Enevo, dumpsters are only collected when they need to be. This practice runs trucks less frequently and more efficiently. Fewer collections and running trucks less frequently decreases costs all around, and we share those savings with you.
Your waste management solutions and other sustainable efforts can make a huge difference -- not just for the Earth, but for your business success, as well. To learn more about how our innovative waste removal solutions can further your environmental aims this year, contact us today.