Possibly the most talked about and important subject across the news at present is how the world is tackling the rising issue of climate change. Further attention has been added to the matter as 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg made her 495-word speech at the recent UN climate summit. Here she addressed the World leaders about why change needs to be made now for the future of the planet. This stark message has now led to more and more people and businesses pushing for change to be made.
Greta Thunberg to world leaders at the U.N. climate summit: “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words” https://t.co/vhK7qb7Dgb pic.twitter.com/kArrseEu9f
— TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2019
Businesses can make a vast impact when it comes to climate change, so this needs to be focused upon. Many have already moved with the products they offer and to how they run their business. One of these is PPS, who is a packaging company based in the UK. Their motto is ‘Returnable Packaging that doesn’t cost the earth’. This shows that there focus on the environment and how the business can make an impact moving forward.
The packaging is possibly the most important product that most people can make a change with. The main aim is, of course, to eradicate single-use plastics from the market. This is due to the fact that these are very harmful to the environment.
Virtually all businesses can make a change, in being more eco-friendly. The growth in digital means that people can now work from home. This is a simple and effective way to make a business more eco-friendly. This would be lowering greenhouse gas emissions from fewer people driving to and from the office.
Choosing alternative energy sources is another fantastic way of being more beneficial to the environment, and this can also save money. This covers making use of energy sources such as solar, wind, and even geothermal. For example, a solar panel could be added to the office roof or energy could be used from a nearby wind turbine. This small change can result in fantastic results for the carbon footprint of your business. You can also get help on setting this up, such as through grants from governments and non-profit organizations.