We all have a role to play, including Bira. That’s why we’re committed to abiding by our business Sustainability Policy.
But what can you do as an independent retail business owner on a budget? Discover the latest advice and guidance below on how to go green.
Reportedly, when choosing between products and brands, 84 percent of Gen Z consumers will choose the one that has the greater social or environmental benefit. And purpose and sustainability are only trending upward in importance. Suppliers are offering more environmentally-friendly products. By selling these in your business you are spreading the message to your customers. Bira Direct has a range of suppliers with products made from recycled materials, as well as energy-efficient items.
Goodbye plastic, you won’t be missed! Black and Blum are an award-winning design company who don’t like plastic, producing collections of food and drink on-the-go products from sustainable materials. Read more.
Eco Chic are the UK’s No. 1 supplier of simple, hard-wearing, foldaway, reusable, accessories & Bamboo Cups designed for both your customers and the planet. Read more.
Established for over 30 years Media-Depot is a trade only supplier of tech-related retail products. Discover earphones, phone cables, phone accessories, power banks and more, now with many products available in plastic-free packaging. Read more.
Bira Direct have a wealth of suppliers offering environmental products, making it easier for you to stock products with a small environmental impact. Buy products made from recycled or recycable materials and more ethical production at lower prices through Bira Direct. Take a look.
You might also want to think about buying from local suppliers and avoiding products having to travel long distances to get to you. Consider the carbon footprint of every item you buy.
Also, think about picking suppliers that use minimal or no plastic packaging. If they do use plastic, reuse what you can.
From funding an electric bike or reducing your carbon emissions on the daily communicate, to acquiring funds to refit your shop with green lighting, Bira Bank can provide you with the right loan to suit your business.Find out more
Is it time you looked at how sustainable your business is?
We all have a role to play in creating a more sustainable future, so what can you do now as an independent retail business owner on a budget?
Say no to plastic
Matt Lewis from Bira’s approved bag supplier smartbags.co.uk says: “We would promote 100% reusable and recyclable non-woven polypropylene bags as the most sustainable replacement for single-use plastic bags.”
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How to make your business sustainable
Four ways to improve sustainability in your business.
Switch to greener lighting
nstalling efficient lighting will help to reduce high levels of electricity consumption within your store, reducing your bills.
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