Very often we hear about how industry greatly affects climate and the environment on a daily basis. Sometimes we think that retail isn’t big enough to detrimentally affect the environment but this is not the case. We all have a part to play in how the environment is affected and retail is such an intrinsic part of day to day life that it is impossible for it not to play a part.
Retailers use vast amounts of light and heat in order to make their store welcoming or to ensure their products are kept at the correct atmosphere. Reviewing just this alone can ensure some positive changes to the environment. For example, turning down the air conditioning thermostat even slightly will not only be a responsible change in terms of the environment but it will also likely help to reduce costs. This info-graphic looks at how retailers can implement eco-friendly changes to their operations.