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Green Business Practices That Reduce Environmental Footprint



When talking about protecting the environment, every single business out there can do its part, ranging from low carbon investing to changing business operations. Everything revolves about implementing green business practices, one by one. Some examples of what any company can do are presented below.

Using Less Paper By Printing Less

35% of the waste stream is made out of paper. We talk about a material that is really easy to recycle but waste can still be reduced by simply using the lowest possible quantity of paper. Nowadays, many digital business solutions exist. It is no longer a necessity to print everything. So many companies print way more than they need when the truth is that they can easily reduce this by using emails or cloud solutions for backup purposes.

Speaking about documents, going digital is a really great idea. You can easily sign PDF files digitally with Adobe Acrobat Professional and software solutions like DocuSign make online business tracking a lot easier.

Pulling The Plug

Most businesses out there have limited working hours. The computer does not need to always be on. The same goes for the lights. You can so easily turn off all electrical devices. Businesses normally end up consuming more energy than they actually need. When you simply pull the plug as the devices are not used, you save money on utility bills and you protect the environment at the same time.

Investing In Better Practices

We now have access to many different options when referring to every single industry in the world. Production is getting better and even assembly lines for fruits are more efficient with services like those of Elisam. The idea is to invest in business operations that reduce environmental footprint and that also increase overall profits.

Becoming Waste Wise

Recycling becomes really effective when it becomes simpler than throwing away what you recycle. All that many businesses have to do is to place recycling bins in locations that are convenient for the employees. Using labeled bins is something that is really simple and that does help much more than what many believe at first glance.


This is a concept that many do not know much about. Do you need new office shelves and the budget does not allow new furnishing? Freecycling can help since the junk of one company can be the treasure of another one. Large companies from around the world now organize barter parties, allowing employees to bring the items that they do not use and swap with something that is needed. This can be done at a company level since bartering with other companies is something that is popular at the moment.


The options mentioned above are just some of those that can help you to make your entire company more environmentally friendly. Many others exist. You just have to think about the opportunities that are available and make investments in what will reduce environmental footprint. Every single business in the world can play its role.





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A Good Look At How Homes Will Become More Energy Efficient Soon




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Everyone always talks about ways they can save energy at home, but the tactics are old school. They’re only tweaking the way they do things at the moment. Sealing holes in your home isn’t exactly the next scientific breakthrough we’ve been waiting for.

There is some good news because technology is progressing quickly. Some tactics might not be brand new, but they’re becoming more popular. Here are a few things you should expect to see in homes all around the country within a few years.

1. The Rise Of Smart Windows

When you look at a window right now it’s just a pane of glass. In the future they’ll be controlled by microprocessors and sensors. They’ll change depending on the specific weather conditions directly outside.

If the sun disappears the shade will automatically adjust to let in more light. The exact opposite will happen when it’s sunny. These energy efficient windows will save everyone a huge amount of money.

2. A Better Way To Cool Roofs

If you wanted to cool a roof down today you would coat it with a material full of specialized pigments. This would allow roofs to deflect the sun and they’d absorb less heat in the process too.

Soon we’ll see the same thing being done, but it will be four times more effective. Roofs will never get too hot again. Anyone with a large roof is going to see a sharp decrease in their energy bills.

3. Low-E Windows Taking Over

It’s a mystery why these aren’t already extremely popular, but things are starting to change. Read low-E window replacement reviews and you’ll see everyone loves them because they’re extremely effective.

They’ll keep heat outside in summer or inside in winter. People don’t even have to buy new windows to enjoy the technology. All they’ll need is a low-E film to place over their current ones.

4. Magnets Will Cool Fridges

Refrigerators haven’t changed much in a very long time. They’re still using a vapor compression process that wastes energy while harming the environment. It won’t be long until they’ll be cooled using magnets instead.

The magnetocaloric effect is going to revolutionize cold food storage. The fluid these fridges are going to use will be water-based, which means the environment can rest easy and energy bills will drop.

5. Improving Our Current LEDs

Everyone who spent a lot of money on energy must have been very happy when LEDs became mainstream. Incandescent light bulbs belong in museums today because the new tech cut costs by up to 85 percent.

That doesn’t mean someone isn’t always trying to improve on an already great invention. The amount of lumens LEDs produce per watt isn’t great, but we’ve already found a way to increase it by 25 percent.

Maybe Homes Will Look Different Too

Do you think we’ll come up with new styles of homes that will take off? Surely it’s not out of the question. Everything inside homes seems to be changing for the better with each passing year. It’s going to continue doing so thanks to amazing inventors.

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IEMA Urge Government’s Industrial Strategy Skills Overhaul To Adopt A “Long View Approach”



IEMA, in response to the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, have welcomed the focus on technical skills and education to boost “competence and capability” of tomorrow’s workforce.

Policy experts at the world’s leading professional association of Environment and Sustainability professionals has today welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May’s confirmation that an overhaul of technical education and skills will form a central part of the Plan for Britain – but warns the strategy must be one for the long term.

Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor at IEMA said this morning that the approach and predicted investment in building a stronger technical skills portfolio to boost the UK’s productivity and economic resilience is positive, and presents an opportunity to drive the UK’s skills profile and commitment to sustainability outside of the EU.

Commenting on the launch of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper, Baxter said today:

“Government must use the Industrial Strategy as an opportunity to accelerate the UK’s transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient economy – one that is flexible and agile and which gives a progressive outlook for the UK’s future outside the EU.

We welcome the focus on skills and education, as it is vital that tomorrow’s workforce has the competence and capability to innovate and compete globally in high-value manufacturing and leading technology.

There is a real opportunity with the Industrial Strategy, and forthcoming 25 year Environment Plan and Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan, to set long-term economic and environmental outcomes which set the conditions to unlock investment, enhance natural capital and provide employment and export opportunities for UK business.

We will ensure that the Environment and Sustainability profession makes a positive contribution in responding to the Green Paper.”

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