Small businesses 'go green in different ways'
26 January 2009 — 7:00 PM
There are a number of ways that small firms are looking to make their processes greener, it has been advised.
In news that could inspire some companies to recycle mobile phones, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) states entrepreneurs are keen not to cut down on travel - and instead seek alternative green measures.
A spokesman for the FSB said businesses do consider environmental factors when making cutbacks, but added this was more likely to affect their sustainability drives rather than networking strategies.
"Small business owners tend to make more of an effort to be environmentally friendly in terms of cutting down on fuel and electricity costs, recycling and investing in insulation and low energy light bulbs."
In other recycling news, a new initiative has shown how charities can benefit from used mobile phones.
The Perthshire Advertiser reports that a local campaign has been started by Perth and Kinross Council that advises how best to make use of unwanted devices by recycling them.
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