Green practices 'can reduce business energy bills'

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Business energy bills can be slashed by implanting a number of green practices, it has been suggested.

Writing for, Karen Debats noted companies need to be aware of every product used throughout the business.

"Everything from the copy paper in the office to the toilet paper in the restrooms is available in a greener version," the writer explained.

Ms Debats encouraged employers to get their staff involved in the day-to-day environmental efforts of a firm by looking for ways to recycle, reduce and reuse.

The journalist claimed the most important step an enterprise can take is to draw up a green-business plan.

This report should cover every aspect of a company, including water efficiency, waste reduction, building design, transportation and computing, she added.

Chris Lynch, reporting recently for Bloomberg Businessweek, claimed small firms can reduce their energy consumption by 20 to 30 per cent by deploying existing green technology.

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