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Believe it or not, studies have shown that more and more modern consumers are attracted to businesses which have adopted eco-friendly business models. If you want to make a stance and help fight against companies which promote a wasteful lifestyle, we recommend going green. Going green will not only help the environment, but it can also help you save a lot of money for your company. In order to help you turn a new page and start doing business the eco-friendly way, we present you with some tips you might find useful.
1. Post Consumer Waste
Switching to PCW is one of the most crucial steps in turning your business green. First of all, you need to consider the fact that you will have to cut the usage of paper around your office as much as possible. On the other hand, if you still find it necessary to print documents you should go for PCW paper. It’s made from recycled paper and costs way less than the standard one. This way, you will preserve the environment and save a ton of money on buying printing paper. Lastly, don’t forget to recycle all the paper instead of throwing it away and letting it end up in a landfill where it can contaminate the soil.
2. Classify your waste
The next and most important step is to classify your waste. First of all, it is important to classify your waste because it will be easier for you to recycle it this way. You can classify your waste in numerous ways. For example, clinical waste, asbestos waste and waste tyres are considered special waste. You can also have liquid waste, hazardous waste which has to be carefully disposed off, restricted solid waste, general solid waste which is household waste and other types of waste. Make sure to contact professionals who can help you with your waste classification so that you can start saving the environment as soon as possible.
3. Change the lights
Studies have shown that switching to LED lights can greatly improve the mood and quality of light in your office. These light bulbs are affordable and, most of all, they have a long-lasting lifespan. One of the main reasons why normal bulbs are unhealthy is because they mimic natural sunlight thus tricking the brain into withholding serotonin which regulates our sleep and mental well-being. Explore all the various reasons why LED lights are perfect for turning your business green, and then decide on your next steps.
4. Gift eco-friendly gifts
Another great idea which will draw your customer’s attention, and which will still be great for the environment is handing out green promotional gifts with your logo on them. This can include reusable bags which can be recycled after use. This way you will make a statement that you are strongly against the habit of using plastic bags. Additionally, your customers will love getting cool gifts such as pencils and shirts made of recycled materials such as money, paper and denim. Gym goers need to stay hydrated, and if you are in the gym business, we recommend gifting your guests free reusable aluminium water bottles instead of plastic ones.
5. Don’t drive to work
Last but not least, leaving your car at home and cycling or walking to work is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet. More importantly, try to promote this idea among your employees as well. This way you will help reduce toxic gas emissions which are destroying the atmosphere. If you and your employees live far away and you can’t simply cycle or walk to work, you can carpool.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to turn a business green. All you need is patience, the love for the environment and your imagination.