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Advantages of running an Eco Friendly Business – Can Save You a lot of Money

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Running your business in an environment friendly way has many benefits to you, your business and your employees. Not only that, you also feel good in knowing that you are helping to reduce your business’s impact on the environment and preserving natural resources. There are a lot of reasons why making your business more environment friendly will not only help save the environment, but also save you money.

Also Read on GWI Think Green, Think Waste Management- Path for Sustainable Environment.

Ways of Reduce Your Business’s Environmental Impact

There are many ways to reduce your business’s impact on the environment, and you can partake in as many as you feel will benefit you. You can utilize sustainable products that will reduce how much natural resources your business uses. For example, getting water from rainwater tanks and solar hot water systems will save your business money as well as lessen your environmental impact. You can also replace unsustainable products with those made with recycled material, such as replacing your office supplies with recycled plastic, and using furniture that is made with recycled materials. You can also evaluate whether there is room to change any of your business activities to better the environment, for example you can reduce or even eliminate your business air travel by using conference calls instead of utilizing interstate meetings. This will save you a huge amount of money from cutting out airfare, as well as reducing any liability and risk to your employees by not requiring them to travel to different locations. Health Insurance can get extremely expensive if employees get sick or are in an accident while they are traveling, so reducing travel will potentially save you money in that area.

Major Advantages of Running an Eco-friendly Business 

1) Recycling will Reduce Your Business Expenditures

You’ve heard the age old mantra of reduce, reuse, recycle, but does your business actually implement it? You should consider doing so, because not only will it reduce your business’s environmental impact but it will also lower your costs. It only takes a few small changes in how you deal with material. For example, you can involve your employees in using material in an environmentally friendly way.

Read about Electronic Waste Recycling Process on GWI.

2) Environment Friendly Practices Attract Customers

Promote your new environment friendly practices to differentiate your business from your competition. This will also create a new market of customers who will only buy products and services from a sustainable business. By focusing on lowering your environmental impact, you can also attract new employees and retain the old ones.

3) Improve Your Business Sustainability

When you reduce your business’s environmental impact you will increase the sustainability of your business. This means that your business will rely less on natural resources than its competitors, and have alternative ways of dealing with the increasing expenses caused by the climate change. By increasing your business sustainability you will have a better chance of having long-term success.

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

There are four simple ways of using the “reducing, reusing, and recycling” advantage to save a lot of money. Firstly, try to avoid using unnecessary amount of material. Secondly, ask all of your employees to print double-sides, which will reduce your paper costs by 50%. Thirdly, encourage your employees to utilize scrap paper or computers to take messages instead of buying message pads. Lastly, recycle all of your paper by shredding the paper you don’t use and recycling it commercially.

This article is written by Dave Smith who is with, a Virginia roofing contractor who can locally equip your businesses with eco friendly roofing technology, such as solar panels.



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