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Businesses could save over a billion pounds each year by making simple environmental changes, according to the government agency Defra.

In a new campaign it states that simple measures, such as switching off lights when leaving a room or turning down thermostats, could make a huge difference to a business's impact on the environment.

It also found that total money savings of £6.4 billion could be made implementing the changes.

The campaign emphasises the duty of individual employees to contribute to a business's resource saving agenda. Statistics from Defra found that while most people are already actively adopting energy efficiency measures at home this often fails to transfer to the workplace.

Rob Holdaway, supporter of the Defra campaign, said: "The main reason, is because they don't actually see the energy bills, they don't pay for the recycling, so they don't actually have any direct contact with the cost to the business and the associated environmental impact."

Simple energy saving measures could also help cut companies' gas and electricity bills, which contribute a huge amount to the cost of running a business.

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