Creating an Eco-Friendly Business in 2024

Eco-friendly business

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There is one thing better and more rewarding than starting a business and that is starting an eco-friendly business. There are so many things that you can do within your business to help the planet. It is more than just recycling, if you are unsure of what to do then check out the article below. 

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

When people think of going green the most common one they think of is recycling. This is due to recycling being so well known and the majority of businesses taking part in using the big green bin. There are many more things you can do within your business, such as using recycled paper products to print and write on. You can also supply your kitchen and bathroom with recycled tissue paper. If you don’t know how to recycle in your company then there are experts you can chat to about this. 

Renewable Energy Sources

Have you ever wondered how offices keep on top of their energy bills each month? They use renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. This can chop your energy bills in half when compared to using non-renewable energy. Look into which options are available for you and your business, it all depends on where you are located. Speak to an energy expert and get a potential quote for solar panels. If your company is not suitable for renewable energy then there are other choices you can use, LED light bulbs for instance. 

Ethical Supplies

Something else you can do to create an eco-friendly company is use ethical supplies that aren’t harmful to your health or the planet. This includes non-harsh chemicals, bleach shouldn’t be used when cleaning your office. You can invest in chemical and perfume-free cleaning products to use in the kitchens and bathrooms. If you have a water fountain in your office then you can use recyclable cups or even washable cups, eradicating the need for single-use plastics. 

Save Energy

Lastly, there is one thing that both you and your customers will appreciate if you are trying to become more eco-friendly. If you turn your unused devices off at the end of the day, or during the day if you don’t need to use them constantly. This means turning off your technology at the end of the day, not just leaving it on standby. Leaving your tech on standby still costs your business money on your energy bills. However, turning them off will keep prices low, you should also try and remember to turn your lights off at the end of the day as well. 

We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some insight into how you can create an eco-friendly business. You will find that if you have a section on your website or social media pages about how you are helping the planet then customers are far more likely to shop with you. It can be tricky making the change from a normal business to an eco-friendly business, but once you do it will become second nature.