Businesses 'may find going green cost-effective'

21 August 2009 — 5:00 PM

Smaller businesses could find mobile recycling a solid option

Small firms looking to take on mobile recycling programmes or other green initiatives could be buoyed by the comments of one expert this week.

A spokesman for Business Link, a government-funded support group for UK companies and entrepreneurs, said there is more caution about adopting eco-friendly policies nowadays thanks to the global recession.

However, Paul Elliott, adviser for the group, explained that although some projects may have been delayed or put on hold, it made sense for many groups to consider such options.

"At a practical level for existing and start-up businesses it is common sense to adopt green policies because in a lot of cases they help cut back on waste and allow you to make better use of resources and utilities," he added.

His comments follow a report from environmental guidance website NetRegs.gov.uk that showed 55 per cent of small and medium-sized firms have such measures in place.

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