Use resources efficiently in your retail business
The retail industry consists of a diverse range of businesses, from small independent stores to large chain stores. The impact that these businesses have on the environment can be significant. For example, the retail industry is one of the UK's largest producers of commercial waste.
Using resources such as material, packaging, energy and water more efficiently enables your business to cut costs and increase profits. You'll also find it easier to comply with environmental legislation and improve your reputation with the growing number of customers and other stakeholders that consider environmental issues as important.
This guide outlines key ways that retail businesses can reduce waste and improve their energy and water efficiency. It also describes the importance of taking a systematic approach to using resources more efficiently.
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