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Small Business Planet is a campaign delivered by Small Business Britain to engage small businesses in climate action and encourage them to commit to making their business "net zero".

This is part of the global initiative to #RaceToZero - to commit the planet to net zero emissions by 2050. The campaign's primary focus is to encourage small businesses to commit to net zero and will help them make that commitment through a series of educational events, content and expert advice on how they can address their impact on emissions and reduce our collective impact on the planet.

Make your pledge towards becoming net-zero today!

Looking for more information on how to be sustainable in business? Head to the Small Business Planet Facebook playlist.


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09 June 2021

Should you Change Your Plastic Packaging?Small Business Planet Series

As small business owners, you're more aware than most of your customers' feedback and concerns around plastic packaging. Awareness from TV campaigners have resulted in a greater consumer concern over the amount of plastic being used.

However it's important to distinguish between plastic pollution and carbon emissions. The two are often conflated which has led to some common misconceptions that simply avoiding plastic will reduce your carbon footprint.

It's a bit more complicated than that (isn't it always!). In this article we'll be giving practical advice on how all you retailers out there can reduce your carbon footprint and plastic packaging.

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27 May 2021

7 ways your small business can work in a more sustainable waySmall Business Planet Series

When people say innovation is the solution to global warming, what they really mean is that entrepreneurs are the solution to global warming.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the forefront of saving the environment.

We have a huge part to play in the race to rein in our global greenhouse gas emissions; to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5°C in the next ten years, per IPCC recommendations.

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13 May 2021

What is Net Zero?Small Business Planet Series

Since 2018, searches for the term "Net Zero" have increased 3,000%. The speed of this term arriving in business circles and the media has left a lot of founders and owners confused.

So, what is Net Zero, and what do you need to know about it?

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12 May 2021

How to Get Started with Net-Zero as a Small BusinessSmall Business Planet Series

Firstly, take a deep breath.

Net Zero is a big topic and we won't solve it overnight. As the saying goes, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.

Below are a few ways to make working towards Net Zero your daily habit.

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