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5 Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions For Your Business

The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect and take stock to see if there are any positive changes you could make to the way you do business or the way in which you live your life… and what better new year’s resolution than to pledge to become more sustainable and eco-friendly as a brand in 2021?


There are all sorts of different strategies you could employ to help you achieve your goals and ambitions in this regard, which will become even more important as time goes on and the realities of climate change well and truly set in. So with that in mind, here are a few resolutions you may want to consider keeping this year.


Switching water supplier


One of the best ways to reduce your impact on the planet (and save yourself some money!) is to change business water suppliers. Businesses have been able to do this in England since 2017 and benefits include ongoing bill monitoring and consolidation, better customer service, more effective water leak identification and repair work, and so on.


Rainwater harvesting


Another way you can safeguard our natural water resources is by harvesting the rainwater that collects on the roof of your site. This can then be filtered and reused for applications like toilet flushing, laundry and process water, vehicle washing and more.


You can also invest in a greywater diverter that sends the water from showers and basins to be reused elsewhere, such as for irrigation and vehicle washing.


Invest in water-efficient appliances


There are lots of appliances you can invest in, ranging from efficient showerheads that save water and energy, and low-flush toilets to sensor taps, aerated faucets, reduced capacity baths… the list goes on. It’s just a matter of working out what would be best for your business and taking it from there.


Raise awareness


Encouraging your staff members to think more sustainably where water is concerned can make a huge difference. Consider putting up posters reminding people how to reduce their water footprint – as well as letting your teams know what you’re doing as a business to be a more eco-friendly workplace.


Prioritise water leak identification & repair


Did you know that three billion litres of water is lost each day through leakage in England alone each and every day? You could be contributing to this without even knowing about it, since the majority of leaks happen below ground, well out of sight and out of mind.


If left to their own devices, leaks can cause a huge amount of damage, not only wasting water but costing you lots in repair bills – so they’re better dealt with sooner rather than later, if possible. If you’d like to find out more about water conservation, get in touch with SwitchWaterSupplier.com today.