Wider business operations
It is worth considering the wider sustainability of all the activities on your farm including:
- processing of products; is this being done in the most efficient way?
- the packaging of the farm’s products and of those bought in; using recycled materials helps reduce emissions and expensive waste to landfill
- the food consumed on-site; are you importing food which could be provided from the farm, or are there synergies with food deliveries and farm transport?
- Company clothing and associated equipment; where and how is this made?
How to minimise waste should be a concern for every building during its construction and operation
Landfill gate fees are rising every year as the government must meet EU level targets for recycling. Therefore reducing waste and increasing recycling rates is a sensible business decision.