Why Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Practices Benefit Businesses

Businesses across the globe are becoming increasingly more conscious of the environment, leading them to integrate zero waste practices, recycling and proper waste management into their business plan. Such habits are not only beneficial to the environment, but also allow businesses to attract customers.

More People Are Supporting Environmentally Friendly Brands

Surveys show that an increasing number of consumers are becoming attracted to environmentally-friendly businesses that use recycled materials and implement sustainable practices. Increasingly, consumers are more likely to buy from companies that practice environmental policies, such as recycling materials, and encourage their customers to follow suit.

In 2017, an international study conducted by Unilever revealed that a third of consumers around the world are buying from brands based on their environmental contributions. The study added that businesses with earth-friendly credentials are sitting on a €699 billion (around £612 billion) opportunity.

Meanwhile, more than half of consumers in the UK favour brands that monitor the carbon footprint of their products. A study by YouGov Carbon Trust revealed that more consumers look at the carbon footprint of a product after the introduction of carbon labelling in 2007.

Managing Paper and Cardboard Waste

One of the common earth-friendly practices is using paper and cardboard as an alternative to plastic, which is relevant to the UK’s current plastic waste problem.

While both plastic and paper are recyclable, paper is biodegradable. Plastic, on the other hand, takes from ten to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills. Incinerating plastic is also a bad idea as it contributes to carbon emissions.

A problem still exists, however, despite the reduced dependence on plastic. Only a small percentage of paper and cardboard used by industries is being recycled. A larger proportion goes immediately to waste and landfill.

Promoting Zero Waste Through Recycling Paper

The demand for paper and cardboard waste recycling continues to increase. This is why LKM Recycling is here. We aim to help businesses take action to become more environmentally responsible. Through waste paper recycling and similar practices, you can gain an edge over your competitors by promoting your environmentally-friendly credentials. LKM also offer confidential shredding services to help businesses comply with the GDPR regulations. 

In the UK, proper waste management and disposal is a legal requirement for many industries. Our recycling services ensure that your business complies with the existing rules and regulations. You also reduce your landfill tax obligations by sending your recyclable waste to us.

If you are interested in sending less waste to landfill sites, and pursuing proper waste management policies, LKM Recycling is here to help. Apart from paper and cardboard, we also recycle plastic, wood and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. We offer cost-effective solutions for our clients to help them become cleaner, greener and more efficient. We extend our cutting-edge recycling and waste management services to both large and small businesses in the UK.

For commercial recycling solutions, feel free to get in touch with us today. We have an outstanding customer service team ready to offer you helpful advice regarding your recycling needs. Contact us on 01795 439393. You may also drop us a line at customercare@lkm.org.uk.

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