Businesses are still not taking the issue of the environment seriously enough, according to a new survey.
The study by TFM Networks found that British firms are not always aware of what is required of them when it comes to recycling and other environmental responsibilities.
More than 250 UK senior managers and CEOs were questioned as part of the study which found that half did not consider recycling business equipment as an issue for them.
Stewart Yates, managing director at TFM Networks, said: “What is lacking is that businesses are failing to investigate the wider opportunities that legislation presents.
“It’s not all doom and gloom, companies can work smarter but only if they know what they are dealing with and what to look for.”
Mr Yates said that using technology effectively can be a good way for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint with “simple steps” such as IP-based video conferencing which can reduce fuel consumption.
Using digital tools such as email, PowerPoint and online data storage can also reduce the amount of paper used by firms and create more office space.