How to make your construction business more environmentally friendly

10th November 2020

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With growing concerns about the environment constantly being highlighted, it’s everyone’s responsibility to do their bit. As a business owner, there are plenty of ways that you can be greener. From the services you use to the way your business is run, you should always be looking for ways to improve your company.

Here are some of the top ways you can make your construction business more environmentally friendly.

Use recycled aggregates

We all know how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle but have you been putting this in to practice? Using recycled aggregates is a great way of being more environmentally responsible. Unlike raw aggregates that are taken directly from the source, recycled aggregates are materials that have been previously used. This prevents materials from being used quicker than they are replenished and minimises the environmental impact that processing raw materials has on the planet.

Use local services

Any service that your business requires should be done by a local company if possible. For example, receiving deliveries from a supplier in your city can result in a reduced carbon footprint compared to further journeys. This is also a great way of supporting other local businesses and your local economy.

Use reconditioned equipment

Instead of spending money on brand new equipment why not buy second-hand or refurbished construction equipment? Not only does this stop old machinery going to waste, but they still perform just as well as new items. Take a look at any local companies that are selling nearly new equipment in your area and put them to good use in your business.

At Hazell & Jefferies , based in Oxford, we specialise in high-quality recycled aggregates for your next project. Delivered directly to you by our fleet of tippers, you can benefit from our convenient service and save money on your building materials. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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