Sustainability is on most people’s minds these days, and as business owners you are probably no different. Whether you are a restaurant wanting to reduce food waste, a rental property looking to make sustainable improvements or any entity hoping to embrace green business practices these articles have some great tips.
For small property improvements, replace your old lightbulbs with CFLs or LED’s. Both will save money in the long term. For larger upgrades, consider replacing some or all appliances with ENERGY STAR rated units. These changes pertain to almost any business – another easy one is to “go paperless” and encourage your customers to do so as well. Just making sure to turn off lights and computers overnight is another small item. And remember those 3 R’s of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
Restaurants can use many of these sustainability tips also, though lighting ambiance is a bit trickier for restauranteurs! One thing restaurants can take an active stance on, however, is food waste. Did you know that many restaurants throw away 20% of their product? Fixing this one issue could have repercussions for the planet and your bottom line.