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Make Your Business Eco-Friendly

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 10:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

More and more we are seeing a push towards business becoming economically friendly. Whether it be through recycling, using less paper or other creative ways, protecting the environment is becoming a significant factor in running a business. Consumers will event choose an eco-friendly company even if it means spending a bit more money.

As a business owner, finding ways to keep your company on the green path will benefit you in many ways. So if this is something you want to do, here a few a ways to make your business more eco-friendly.

Cut Back on Paper

One of the most straightforward solutions to becoming more eco-friendly is by cutting back on paper. There are multiple different ways of doing this. First, if you tend to mail out documents to customers and clients, consider opting for email instead. Quite often flyers and junk mail end in the trash can. So give your customers the option for email instead.

You can cut back on paper in the office too by recycling internally. How often do you go and print something and it doesn’t come out quite how you need it to? Instead of throwing the paper away, put it into a recycling container for scrap paper. Anyone who needs something to scribble on can reuse the paper.

Use Green and Biodegradable Cleaners

Switching what you clean your business with is another step to take. More and more you will find cleaners made without harsh chemicals. Instead, plant-based cleaners are becoming popular. Not only are these cleaners safer for the environment, but they are also less irritating on your skin and to breathe in.

Update Your Building

If you are ready for a more extreme way of becoming eco-friendly, update and renovate your building. Older buildings more than likely are not built to be eco-friendly. Instead, retrofit the place with economically sustainable updates. Change out the lightbulbs with LED ones. They last longer and use less energy. Update the air exchange and heater with more energy efficient equipment.

If you are currently looking for a new office, for example in the Winnipeg real estate, you want to factor in what you need to do to make the building greener if it is not already. It could influence your decision on where you locate your business.

Watch Your Office Supplies

More and more materials and objects are manufactured out of recycled material. Merely changing the types of office supplies you use is a step towards a green business. When shopping for office supplies (pens, paper towel, almost anything you can think of), look for ones that are made out of recycled material. This will also be a good reminder for employees to keep themselves on the eco-friendly path.

There are many ways to make your business more economically friendly. Depending on what you can afford to do, you can start will little changes and work your way to more drastic ones. Consumers will thank you for making the transition to help protect the environment.

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