How to do a carbon footprint analysis
February 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM
How to do a carbon footprint analysis

Many businesses and individuals are going to great lengths to minimize their carbon footprints. While it’s much easier for a household to eliminate single-use plastics or turn the lights off for extended periods throughout the day, businesses often have to perform analyses to identify areas where they can reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re looking for assistance in this area, our team at Becher Plastics can help. Our experts can perform a carbon footprint analysis. To help you get started, we’ll walk you through some of the processes.

Identify emissions

Before you can reduce your carbon output, you need to identify what you’re putting out. The initial assessment will look at things like your overall energy output, gas usage, the amount of plastics you use, and travel. Each contributes to your carbon footprint and can be reduced in its own ways. As a business, there are always areas where you can trim some of the fat of carbon emissions.

Gather data on quantities

There are certain levels of carbon emissions that can’t be avoided. However, if you’re going to make strides to reduce them, you need to know how much you’re putting out. Gather data on the quantities of emissions you’re putting out so you can evaluate areas that might be excessive or are already at a minimum.

When you’re evaluating quantities of output, take things like your energy bills, the miles your team travels both locally and during business trips, the number of plastic water bottles or other plastics used, and anything else you can think of that contributes to your carbon footprint. Consolidate as much information as you can to identify areas where you might be able to make reductions.

Calculate your footprint

Once you’ve gathered all the information necessary, our team can crunch the numbers to figure out your total carbon output into the environment. We’ll consider factors like carbon dioxide output with vehicles and your facility as well as pounds of plastic waste accumulated. Once it’s all been consolidated and calculated, we can provide you with data that identifies your total carbon footprint.

Look for opportunities to reduce

Now that you know how much carbon you’re putting into the environment, it’s time to look for areas where you can reduce it. At Becher Plastics, we specialize in plastic recycling and can help you minimize the amount of plastic you’re putting into landfills by taking in recyclable plastics at our facility. We’re also experts in providing advice about carbon emissions at your facility by reducing energy consumption with electricity and gas usage. One way many companies are working toward minimizing carbon emissions is switching to solar power. Others are upgrading vehicles to hybrid or electric vehicles to reduce fuel consumption. We’ll help you come up with ideas that are applicable to your business operations.

Contact us to get started

No matter what kind of business you operate, you can reduce your carbon footprint with help from our team of experts at Becher Plastics. We can offer advice regarding carbon emissions and recycling services to help your business run more efficiently and reduce your carbon output. Schedule a meeting with our team by calling 920-809-4778 or sending a message using our online contact form. We’re available to help you evaluate your carbon footprint and find ways to reduce it to make for a greener future for all of us.