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How To Start An Eco-Friendly Business

Looking to make your workplace more environmentally friendly? You’re not alone. Many of us are big on eco-friendly business practices, as we can see the significant damage human behavior has on the planet we live and rely on. Sure, we can all make changes in our personal lives. But it is also essential that businesses make effective changes too. By working together on all fronts, we can all work to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain the planet as best we can. Here are some tips to help you get this venture started in the right direction.

Put a Recycling System in Place

Offices and their staff tend to get through many resources and create a fair amount of waste daily. Whether that’s note paper, printing paper, or waste from their lunch and coffee breaks. If you only provide standard bins for your team to use, all of this waste will end up in a landfill. Instead, you should always make sure that there is an effective and eco-friendly recycling system in place. Invest in different types of bins that are clearly labeled so that staff can separate their waste and recycle it properly. Then ensure that this waste is collected by services that will recycle the contents of the bins rather than throwing it in a landfill.

Stock Eco-Friendly Office Supplies

We don’t usually pay too much attention to the office supplies we invest in. They are often just the cheapest options on repeat orders. You should look into eco-friendly business office supplies where you can find options from recycled paper to eco-friendly ink cartridges. You can also invest in eco postage supplies, including recycled envelopes and even green padded envelopes that use cardboard instead of plastic bubble wrap.

Consider Sustainability Clauses

Your eco-friendly business mission doesn’t have to stop with what your company itself can do. You can ensure that all other businesses you’re working with are eco-friendly. The easiest way to do this is to put sustainability clauses into your contracts with others, suppliers, or partners. These clauses can state specific measures they need to have in place to guarantee eco-friendly operations. It’s generally best to work with a legal professional who will be able to assist you with this.

Going Green With Your Energy

Do you have space on your premises to install solar panels? This could be a great way to create and use low-cost green energy. If you cannot do this, you can always switch to a green energy supplier to ensure that your company uses energy that comes from eco-friendly energy sources.

These are just a few steps to get you and your business started in the right direction. Give a few a try and see how things go. These efforts really could make all the difference.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.

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