sme sustainability 'laggards' missing out on £5.7bn of growth

Lloyds TSB Commercial research reveals that SMEs are not grasping the business opportunities created by the environmental sustainability agenda and are missing out on a potential £5.7 billion of economic growth over the next three years. Although 68 per cent are showing signs of improving efficiency by reviewing energy usage, it fails to take into account the opportunities available from smart e-waste management of E&E equipment and how raw materials can be recreated to save natural resources and reduce energy consumption – something that will have to be considered due to the requirements of the 2016 WEEE Initiative.


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