A lack of understanding and implementation barriers prevents many businesses from reducing their environmental impact, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has suggested.Andrew Cave, a senior spokesman for the body, claims that there is a lack of information and inadequate facilities available to business owners."It can be difficult for a small business to do a simple thing like recycle paper if the local authority is not providing the appropriate facilities," he explained.Mr Cave added that there was also a great deal of regulation linked to government environmental initiatives, which was "not communicated" clearly to business owners.However, a recent FSB study revealed that a majority of businesses are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint, with 92 per cent of firms claiming that they are socially and environmentally responsible.According to Business Link, "green" companies can also expect to benefit from financial savings, through environmental tax breaks and a reduction in energy usage.