Promoting sustainability in your Business Space

We all should be making changes in our daily lives to be more eco conscious, helping to build a greener and more sustainable future. Many of us will already be on top of the basics within our own homes, but what can we be doing to promote a more environmentally friendly way of living within our commercial business spaces too?




Introducing recycling bins to shared spaces within your business establishment may seem like fairly simple advice, but is a small change that can actually go a long way for promoting sustainability within the workplace. Providing your staff and customers alike with opportunity to recycle their rubbish is a great way to combat unnecessary waste production within your establishment, cutting back on the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
Most of us recycle within our homes already, so why not encourage recycling within your business practices too?




Food waste is an ever increasing issue within the United Kingdom alone. Over 6 million tonnes of our leftovers are sent to landfill each and every year. Investing in a compost bin for your business space, whether that be a café, restaurant, or even an office, is a great way to combat waste within the food and service industry.


Invest in quality furniture


Inexpensive, flat-pack furniture pieces that fail to withstand heavy everyday use have seen a rise in popularity due to their affordability. However, our love of cheaper furniture alternatives has led to a drastic increase in the amount of furniture ending up in landfill each year. These inexpensive furniture options are not well suited to the frequent use that is seen within commercial business settings, meaning our tables and chairs are regularly discarded in favour of new replacements.

Investing in quality furniture pieces for your upcoming refurbishment with our interior fit out contractors is a great way to shop more sustainably and promote an environmentally friendly business space, leaving you with quality furniture that is unmatched by any cheaper alternative.


For more inspiration on how to transform your business space, browse Lake Contract’s previous projects.