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3 Ways To Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

The troubling news about pollution, dying species, and climate change is spreading from just about every media outlet these days. Even many young children are aware of what’s happening to our planet. However, awareness really isn’t enough to make a difference. We must take action at home and at our workplaces. 

If you own a business or have managerial influence, fighting for an eco-friendly approach to running things is a step in the right direction. Not only will this help the environment, but it could even optimize your processes and help save money. Also, consider the thumbs-up reputation you’ll receive from the public.  This PR approach lets others know you care about more than making money.

Make sure you back up your promises to be eco-friendly with actions. For example, do your share by recycling, using clean products and services, as well as the best equipment. Even businesses that use machinery like a Briquette press can be more mindful of how they operate and deal with waste materials. Environmentally focused approaches need to be concise, carefully applied and thoroughly rational in their approach. With that, here are several ways to make your business more eco-friendly.

Refine Your Packaging

Product packaging is a hotly debated topic among many environmental activists. It’s too easy to place a small product in large packaging in order to look attractive or more appealing on a shelf. Unfortunately, many companies practice this regularly. This is why it’s important to be aware of how business decisions affect the environment. 

Refining packaging could reduce environmental impact, particularly if you use materials like plastics. Consider the use of other, more biodegradable materials, shrinking down the packaging size, or even offering items loose with small tags depending on their nature. This will reduce waste and pollution over time.

Use Green Cleaning Products

Obviously, every business uses cleaning products and materials. Whether you own the business or do the buying for one, make the effort to use green, non-toxic options. There are extensive options available online and in most stores. This will also help keep your environment more comfortable for everyone who works there or visits. Some people are sensitive or even allergic to chemicals in cleaners, air fresheners, and even some paper products.

Keep Your Premises Green and Natural

If you have exterior space at all, such as a courtyard or even a campus, you can plant a tree or two, set up a small garden, and make it inviting for birds and bees, and butterflies. And, don’t forget to use green, non-toxic fertilizer and bug repellent. Creating a natural outside environment also helps your staff feel more peaceful, but it gives back to your community. If more businesses did this, you could imagine the beneficial results.

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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