Going Green: 4 Ways Your Business Can Be Eco-Friendly

September 7th, 2017 | by Anica O
Going Green: 4 Ways Your Business Can Be Eco-Friendly
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Every company, big and small, are looking for ways to stand out from the competition. Whether it is by offering lower prices for their products or services or by offering superior quality, the need to stand out and compete in your industry’s market share is more important today than it has ever been. New businesses are starting on a regular basis, making for even more competition that you have to contend with.

One of the ways you can do this, and also help the environment, is by going green. In addition to helping your company stand out, it can also help you by saving your company some money. Here are four ways you can make your company eco-friendly and save some “green” by going green.

Replace outdated appliances with newer energy efficient appliances.

By upgrading to appliances with the Energy Star labeling affixed, you can save a significant amount of money on reducing power consumption by simply replacing any older, less efficient equipment. While the newer equipment may seem to have high upfront costs, they provide your company with both environmental and economical savings. Less energy is wasted with Energy Star appliances thereby reducing the impact on the environment and your wallet.

Switch to Eco-Friendly Products

By purchasing and using natural biodegradable cleaning products for your office maintenance and organic fertilizers from Nature Safe for your front lawn, you help the environment, and yourself, by not introducing harmful toxins into your workplace or the environment. By purchasing these green products in bulk, you can save a substantial amount of money. When you start looking into which products you want to use for your company, check for the DfE label. The DfE, Design for the Environment, label was introduced by the EPA to identify those biodegradable that are truly eco-friendly.

Start using post-consumer waste paper products.

If you can skip using paper altogether, that would be ideal. However, the reality of it is that nearly every business has to use some sort of paper products for their day-to-day operations. By switching to post-consumer waste paper products, 45 percent less energy is used and nearly 50 percent less waste is produced. Just ensure that you purchase 100 percent PCW products. And while we are on the topic, the demand for post-consumer waste products is rapidly growing. So make sure that your company is doing its part in helping to keep up with this demand by starting an effective recycling program.

Use alternative power sources for your facilities.

Going green with solar is by far one of the most economically and environmentally effective methods to use for making your business eco-friendly. Solar energy reduces your company’s operating costs and energy costs, plus it decreases your carbon footprint. Solar energy is sustainable and renewable, in other words, it will not run out. Many solar energy systems require very little maintenance and are quiet during operation. And with advancements being made regularly in this industry, the efficiency of solar power will continually improve.

By simply following the above tips that we have provided, you can make yourself more attractive to eco-conscious consumers while at the same time, saving your company thousands of dollars. By making your company eco-friendly, you are showing your clients and potential customers that you care about the environment and are doing your part to preserve it. Additionally, placing your company’s environmental mission on your website, along with any certificates or awards you may earn, you reinforce your commitment. The main goal is to make your company stand out from your competition. Why not do it in a way that is good, not only for you but also for the environment?