The argument for a green economy

14 January 2020

The argument for a green economy

The New Economics Foundation, a UK thinktank whose mission is to 'transform the economy so it works for people and the planet', has this week argued that investment in the green economy will help to prevent a recession in the UK, and that opportunities to decarbonise the economy were missed in 2008.

As reported in the Guardian this week:

'In the event of a recession, it said the government should spend at least 2% of gross domestic product (GDP), or around £30bn, to decarbonise the economy, by investing in renewable energy projects, planting trees, transport infrastructure, electric vehicles, and retrofitting homes with new insulation.'

With climate change high on the media and political agendas, the New Economics Foundation hopes to capitalise on the momentum by highlighting the opportunities to prevent climate change from impacting negatively on the economy, as well as showing that investment in businesses that serve to reduce carbon emissions is smart thinking for the long term. 

This is why we at Sadlers are passionate about doing our bit - diverting waste materials to reuse in order to prevent unnecessary resource depletion and carbon emissions. We do this by linking up with key manufacturers and working with them to streamline their waste segregation practices. Get in touch if you generate large volumes of used cardboard boxes and want a greener alternative to your current arrangement - 0121 772 5200.