Whether you’re starting your new business or a green entrepreneur, these tips can help your business shrink your carbon footprint in 2020.
This year is quickly coming to a close, and 2020 is just around the corner. Now’s the time for people everywhere to start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re hoping to pursue one of your passions and go green for your resolutions, why not do both at the same time?
Here are a few tips that eco-minded entrepreneurs can use to start their year off right.
Keep it online
Whether you’ve already got a business plan in the works or are starting from square one, pushing for a digitally-focused company can help you reduce your carbon footprint. A typical US business will increase its paper output by 25% per year, and most of this paper isn’t recycled properly. Instead, try to manage as many of your communications, bills, and more online or through email. The less you print out, the more paper you save.
Across the country, there’s been a growing demand for products sold in reusable packaging or, better yet, no packaging whatsoever. Selling bulk items with reusable containers helps to limit the amount of commercial waste created. Consider selling your product in a format that encourages package reuse and limits the amount of waste being created.
Emphasize energy reduction
Nowadays, most people are at least somewhat familiar with the concept of renewable energy, but still see it as an unattainable goal. They assume that solar or wind power is expensive and inaccessible to the average entrepreneur. However, this isn’t exactly the case. Many smaller startups have focused on making these renewable sources of energy more accessible for the average consumer. Whether your business plan involves providing renewable energy to the masses or using renewable energy yourself, emphasize where you’re sourcing your energy from. This will limit just how much impact your business model overall has on the environment.
Whether you’re starting your new business in the coming year or just looking to go green at work as part of your New Year’s resolution, these tips can help you shrink your carbon footprint and make a difference. Stay eco-savvy with your business in the coming year to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
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