Sustainable Hacks to Create a Green Business
Sustainability is vital for us to companies to move forward in the future. Because of fossil fuel depletion, carbon dioxide emissions, and the increasing costs of energy and water, business owners are making smarter decisions to be eco-friendly. Want to get started with your company? Here are four hacks to create a green business.
First, many cleaning products are toxic to the environment. This is why it pays to replace cleaning supplies with eco-friendly brands. “Some of [the green brands] may seem pricey but many are concentrated and will save money in the end,” explained Marla Tabaka. “The benefits include improved health, increased clarity, a reduction in allergic reactions, and a healthier planet. A small price to pay.”
Second, consider how to mail and ship products for wholesale or retail. PlasticsToday reported that there has been a trend toward sustainable packaging for shipping. Clare Goldsberry wrote that “recycled content packaging is projected to have a significant share in the green packaging market. This segment has gained popularity owing to its benefits associated with reduced energy consumption and reduced carbon footprint.”
Third, make smart choices about how you travel for your business. Search USGBC for LEED Certified hotels that use renewable energy. Leave a light carbon footprint by not getting your hotel bed sheets changed daily, taking short showers, and turning off lights. During downtime, apps like GreenConcierge have eco-friendly tours of London and Paris for seeing the sites, going shopping, and dining out.
Finally, this is one of our favorite hacks to create a green business. Communicating with teams online allows companies to work across the globe without having to meet face-to-face. Use email as much as possible instead of printed letters. Use a video call system like Skype for meetings instead of traveling. Want to create and entirely online team? The business support services at Ideas Unlimited offer 24/7 reception, sales, customer service, and more!
These four recommendations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hacks to create a green business. Which ones are YOUR favorites? Email us with your suggestions!