Living SustainablyIssue 9 - Oct 2008
Small businesses in the car servicing and smash repair sectors can now address pollution, noise and waste and improve their environmental performance.Environmental Action for the Automotive Servicing and Repairs and Environmental Action for Smash Repairers provide valuable information on how to
- be environmentally responsible
- meet legal responsibilities
- save resources and money
- improve staff retention.
These helpful guides identify and offer ways to address environmental issues facing these industries, such as:
- water and land pollution from oil, fuel, coolant, paint and solvent spills and leaks
- odour and air pollution from spray painting, solvents, refrigerant, LPG and exhaust emissions
- greenhouse gas emissions from energy use and release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- waste avoidance, reuse, recycling and disposal
- impact of noisy operations on staff and neighbourhood.
The publications each incorporate a range of practical tools for small business operators and local government staff including:
- a self-assessment checklist to identify areas for environmental improvement
- an environmental action plan template
- daily and weekly checklists for monitoring environmental management.
These practical guides join the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DECC) existing Environmental Action series titles:
- Environmental Action for Manufacturers of Furniture and Timber Products
- Environmental Action for the Printing Industry
- Environmental Action for Service Stations
- Environmental Action for Marinas, Boatsheds and Slipways.
Visit the DECC website to download your copies of the Environmental Action guides for small business now.