However, it’s important to remember that only a combination of actions will help businesses reduce emissions, so as well as exploring options for low-carbon materials, businesses can look at becoming part of the circular economy and reducing their energy use. For example, an electric vehicle is better for the environment if it’s manufactured using sustainable materials, and powered by clean, renewable energy.
Research into low-carbon products is ongoing and the below may not be relevant for every business. It’s best to seek further information and support from sustainability experts before adopting new products.
Here, we outline a few examples of purchased materials that may be better for the environment.