At Abacus Flooring Solutions, we take great pride in being an environmentally friendly resin flooring company, and have developed our own sustainable products to support these values.
Recognition for our work as an environmentally friendly resin flooring company
Our work in this area was recognised recently with an Environmental Impact Award and we draw immense pride from the accolade.
We understand that a lot of our customers share these values and are increasingly striving to become environmentally friendly in the work they do, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
With this in mind, we’ve produced a guide for helping manufacturers become more eco-friendly in their operations.
Carry out regular energy audits
On a daily basis, the manufacturing industry consumes large amounts of energy to produce goods and to run operations.
This makes it especially important for manufacturers to take steps to reduce the amount of energy their businesses use, in order to reduce their carbon footprint, while maintaining productivity levels.
Often, businesses find they can make saving in use electricity, such as using lighting in daytime in well-lit spaces.
Conducting frequent energy audits will help reduce your carbon footprint and save your business money, and this is certainly a method we utilise as an environmentally friendly resin flooring company
Energy audits can monitor how much energy is being used in each workplace zone or even pieces of equipment. You can then use the information to create an action plan that will make your business eco-friendlier.
Renewable energy is energy produced from resources that can be replenished in a natural way.
For example, energy created with wind, rain, sunlight and geothermal heat are all types of renewable energy.
Investing in renewable energy technology, such as solar panels, can be extremely beneficial for both your business and the environment, and they can significantly cut your energy costs.
Recycle waste materials
The screed produced by Abacus Flooring Solutions makes use of previously used white plastics, such as from toilet seats, and this is a huge part of what makes us an environmentally friendly resin flooring company. You might consider ways you can recycle waste that would otherwise go to landfill in order to produce something new.
Put together a system in which you are controlling the amount of waste your business outputs. Make use of leftover waste and dispose of waste correctly. If something can be recycled then make sure it’s getting recycled!
Small things like reusing cardboard boxes and ensuring paper waste is recycled will make a larger impact than you may think. Your waste can also be repurposed by external businesses. Sawdust from spare wood can be sent to farms and animal shelters, as it can be used as animal bedding. Also, faulty products can be sold to scrap and parts companies instead of being thrown away.
For larger businesses, investing in a recycling machine may come in handy and keep your recycling on track. They are relatively expensive, but they do significantly reduce the amount of waste your business produces.
You can both save money and be eco-friendly by implementing a water-efficiency system to conserve water. Get in touch with your local water company, as they can audit your water facilities and recommend ways in which you can conserve water in a more effective and eco-friendly way.
Work with an environmentally friendly resin flooring company
As an environmentally friendly resin flooring company, Abacus Flooring Solutions offers a range of solutions to suit all kinds of environments, including large scale commercial sites, and smaller workshops and factories.
We have more than 30 years of experience working in the resin flooring sector, and are a proud FeRFA member, so you can count on our quality.
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