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Tips to make your new business venture eco-friendly

On Behalf of | Jun 16, 2022 | Business & Commercial Law

There’s no question that climate change is impacting people and businesses across the globe. The huge impact that this is having has taken center stage in many groups.

If you are planning a new business venture, focusing on creating eco-friendly operations is a smart move. Some tips to help you create eco-friendly operations can be found here.

Know what is considered a green business

Green businesses have a few characteristics. For example, they focus on social justice topics, economic stability and overall green practices in day-to-day operations. You also need to understand what green steps you have taken so you can explain them to your customers, partners and others. Remember, many people are focused on only engaging with green businesses, so being able to show your green initiatives is a huge part of forming a green company.

Carbon footprint considerations

Your business’s carbon footprint refers to its total greenhouse gas emissions. The “greenness” of your business is partly determined by the size of your carbon footprint. It’s important to find ways to reduce your carbon emissions and carbon footprint to be considered “green.”

Some tips that can help you increase your business’s “greenness” include:

  • Only use sustainable office supplies
  • Have in-office recycling
  • Use live plants for décor
  • Go paperless
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Use natural light
  • Use green practices in restrooms
  • Create rules for electronic sustainability

How to create a green business

Creating a green business is something that takes additional steps over a traditional business. While this is true, it is something that is good for the environment and will help you attract more customers in the long run. With a bigger focus on green operations today, it’s only a matter of time until even more businesses jump on the “green bandwagon.”