When you're running a business, it's important to find suppliers who share your commitment to sustainability. Beacon is fortunate to work with partners who not only provide great service and value, but also care about the environment.
All of our suppliers can provide sustainable options, from linen suppliers, who use organic cotton and low-impact dyes, to utility brokers, focused on renewable energy. We believe that this focus on sustainability will help us all reduce our impact on the planet and make a difference for future generations.
A sustainable supply chain that doesn’t cost the earth
If you're concerned about the environment, you've probably been thinking about ways to go green and make your business more sustainable. But where do you start? There are lots of little things you can do to make a big impact, and we've collected some of our favourite 'go green' ideas from our supply partners into this blog post for you. So read on, and see how Beacon can support you on your sustainability journey!
Dispense with wasteful packaging and overconsumption
The Ecosource airless dispenser, sold by Aslotel, pumps sterile pouches of cosmetic pouches, improving traceability and reducing housekeeping handling time. Manufactured and vacuum-packed at a high temperature, this process helps prevent any risk of oxidation or bacterial contamination, guaranteeing the contents are kept fresh - all without the need for added chemicals!
It’s the perfect product to reduce both your packaging and your customers’ consumption of cosmetics! The patented technology from Ecosource means that there’s only 11g of packaging per refill, plus the refills will last almost three times longer than using standard dispensers. Recent three-month trials have showed that consumption per room of the Ecosource solution was on average 12ml, whereas the average for a classic dispenser tends to be 35ml. So, not only can you reduce your non-recyclable waste, but you can also reduce your costs too!
A tasty way to avoid food waste
The Too Good To Go app lets users buy and collect surplus food - at a great price - so it gets eaten instead of wasted. Customers don’t know exactly what’s in their order until they pick it up, it’s all part of the surprise. This approach benefits participating businesses in two ways. Firstly, it allows all types of surplus food to be sold, from leftover breakfasts and buffets right through to near end date ingredients. Secondly, the app’s evidence shows that by removing customer choice, the user's perception of your food value is retained, with 76% of users who discover businesses through Too Good To Go returning as regulars.
So, if want to help the planet by reducing food waste and reducing the GHG emissions it causes, whilst simultaneously attracting new customers, then this solution could be for you. There’s no extra equipment required and no impact to your day-to-day operations. Plus, it’s such a simple set-up process that you can be online in five minutes, so you can start saving food straight away.
Eliminate your business’s waste problems sustainably
The world is changing, and so are the laws. With increasing pressure to reduce environmental impact, ensure plans align with government legislation, all while sticking to a tight budget, many businesses turn to third parties for support in creating a sustainable waste management strategy.
Waste management broker Business Waste is one such company that can do all of this work for you - making it easier than ever before! They'll provide you with an effective waste collection strategy tailored to your business needs and specifications. They'll also give you proactive advice on how to minimise your waste output and lower your carbon footprint.
They’re also on a mission to achieve zero to landfill and they’re doing it in an inventive way – by using Material Recovery Facilities and Waste to Energy plants. If you want to find out more about how your business can go waste-free, get in touch us now and we can set up an initial free site audit.
Reduced costs. Reduced carbon. Better world.
Beond's mission is to help companies navigate the complexities of climate change and its resulting shift from a centralized fossil fuel economy toward cleantech. They do this by assisting businesses to find commercial ways to reduce their energy consumption, generate energy themselves, and purchase cleaner energy for less.
Helping tackle climate change is as easy and quick of a task as switching to renewable energy. Beond can help you find the most competitive deals on the market, no matter what type or source! Plus, if they win your contract from fossil fuel-based sources, they'll offset the associated carbon emissions at no additional cost.
So, if you're looking to make your business more sustainable, working with Beond will be a good start. They can provide you with impartial advice and high-quality services to help reduce your energy consumption and carbon emissions. With the cost of sustainable technology decreasing, there's no better time to get started than now. Contact us today to learn more about how they can help you go green!
Reduce your electricity voltage and bills with this smart technology
As business energy prices continue to rise, finding ways to reduce your company's energy consumption is becoming increasingly important. One way to do this is through voltage optimisation. This process is when the voltage supplied to your premises is reduced, resulting in lower energy consumption. Taurus Energy is an expert in this field, and its smart technology can help you reduce your electricity usage by up to 20%.
Generally, power from the National Grid is supplied at a higher voltage than required. By reducing the voltage supply to the optimum level, you can reduce the amount of electricity you use - cutting your carbon emissions at the same time! In addition, Taurus Energy's solutions are fully automated and tailored to your specific needs, meaning you can save money and energy without any hassle.
So, if you're looking for ways to reduce your business energy costs, why not give voltage optimisation a try?
Transform tap water into nature’s most powerful cleaner
The Tersano Lotus® Pro, sold by Kills, is a wall-mounted fixture that attaches to your power and water supplies to create a Stabilised Aqeous Ozone (SAO). SAO is a highly effective cleaning agent that breaks down dirt, grease and other contaminants, safely replacing traditional chemical cleaners, deodorisers and sanitisers. The patented SAO dispenser infuses cold tap water with ozone to create a high-performing SAO on demand and in high quantities so you can fill spray bottles, mop buckets, and even floor scrubbers at the flick of a switch.
With this product there’s no need for storing, mixing or disposing of traditional chemicals. There’s also no need to worry about the health effects of chemicals on your staff, or even the corrosive effects of the chemicals on the surfaces and equipment that are cleaned. Converting from traditional chemical cleaners and sanitisers to SAO™ will help save over 10 million litres per month of toxic chemicals from being dumped into groundwater, streams and rivers. Add to that the reduction in packaging, transportation fuels and the manufacturing of chemicals, and this solution is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
Turn your waste into energy with phs
Washroom services provider phs Group diverts its customer waste from landfills into power generation thanks to a partnership with recycling, renewable energy and waste management specialist Viridor. As part of LifeCycle, phs' sustainable waste management strategy, the partnership sees phs-managed non-recyclable waste transformed into energy at Viridor plants across the UK.
phs collect around 65,000 tonnes of hygiene waste from customers annually, including nappies and sanitary products. If disposed of within landfills this waste can take more than 500 years to decompose.
With the new partnership in place, managed waste will be treated at Viridor's energy recovery facilities (ERFs), creating low carbon electricity which is sent to the National Grid. Plus, most of the ash left remaining from the process is used to make concrete blocks that are used in the construction industry. Therefore, if you use phs’ service not only are you helping to divert waste away from landfill, you’re also creating an energy supply that is approximately 50% renewable.
Transform your waste into a wonder fuel
Used cooking oil is a fantastic feedstock for making biodiesel. Although various crops can be used to produce it, this places a burden on agricultural land and can lead to further deforestation and threaten biodiversity. Creating biodiesel from something that would otherwise go to waste, makes it one of the greenest possible alternatives to fossil fuels. And, because used oil cannot be recycled back into the human or animal food supply chains, this is by far the most sustainable way to dispose of it.
Olleco the UK’s leading refiner of used cooking oil and they use it to create ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) compliant biodiesel, which exceeds the specification required for it to be blended into diesel fuel sold in UK garage forecourts. As a result, their biodiesel can also be used in 100% concentrations in adapted vehicles, such as their delivery trucks. This has the effect of reducing carbon emissions by 88% compared to fossil diesel. So, why not work with Olleco and use your waste oil to transform the planet? Drop us a line now to find out more.
If you're looking for a supplier who can help you achieve your sustainability ambitions, look no further than Beacon. Our partners have years of experience helping companies just like yours make the switch to sustainable practices whilst also saving money. Contact us today and let us show you how we can help make your business more environmentally friendly - it's easier than you think!