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HOW CAN SMALL BUSINESSES BE MORE SUSTAINABLE? (Part 2)
Consider Buying Used
When it comes to outfitting your physical location, businesses are renowned for always looking to first-buy solutions. Yes, maintaining an image is vital, but exquisite vintage pieces might look far nicer in an office setting than mass-produced, low-quality flat pack furniture. Similarly, when purchasing new, prioritize quality over money wherever possible.
A desk that will last a decade is a considerably better investment than one that will be replaced every few years.
Examine the Packaging
Packaging is becoming more common in practically every business as more shops sell online or can send a fax from my iphone. It's also not simply about the presentation packing of your product. Your purchases will be packed in boxes with padding to protect them during transit. How long will any of these goods last? Not ever if you're still utilizing plastic and polystyrene in your shipping.
Recycled paper, cardboard, and other packaging choices, including compostable packaging, are widely available and can be used to provide customers with exquisite sensory experiences.
What's better than eco-friendly company practices? Ones that also reduce your bottom line! When you consider energy-efficient solutions at the office and during the manufacturing process, you can help keep your expenses low and your environmental impact even lower.
LED lightbulbs, sensors to help manage switching lights on and off, natural light, laptops over desktops, and just choosing low-energy equipment can all help you preserve the world and save money.
Making the Internet More Eco-Friendly
Our internet activities use energy as well. Web hosting consume enormous amounts of energy to keep servers operational. Data centers, cloud hosting, and offsite backup are all examples of this. Many tech companies are investing millions of dollars to become carbon-neutral in their energy usage, and supporting those who do makes sense.
Of course, the tech industry isn't the only place where businesses are focusing on sustainability. When you collaborate with vendors and suppliers who share your goals, you can lower the carbon footprint of your supply chain. You're not only helping businesses with similar goals to your own, but you're also making the world a better place.
Every firm, as well as its employees, contributes to pollution, climate change, and the waste dilemma. You are never too little (or too large) to begin exploring for better ways to run business, including sustainable practices and innovations into every level of your operations.
We all have a role to perform, no matter how big or small. As more firms make sustainability a habit and a selling point, it's vital to stay ahead of the competition and position yourself to not just assist reverse climate change and damaging business practices, but also to stay ahead of them.
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