This contributed post is for informational purposes only. Please consult a business, financial and legal professional before making any decisions. We may earn money or products from the affiliate links in this post.
We have an interesting contributed post today on going green in your business. Let us know your thoughts below.
Running a business used to be about who could make the most money, and actually trying to stay afloat in a world that is just so competitive. The way that businesses have grown and evolved has shaped the world in which we live in today.
But is that always necessarily good? No, for one, there’s a ton of conspiracy theories about the power that well established business men have on big political decisions.
Feeding into the ‘system’ as it were is what a lot of people think we’re doing. Or should we say, being a slave to the system. But another major thing the business world has created is major pollution.
The industrial revolution started it, and now we’re trying to change it. Environmental activists are constantly campaigning to make businesses greener, so here’s how you could do just that to yours.
The materials you use play a big part in how green your business actually is. There are some materials out there that when used, are actually doing more harm to the environment than good.
Not just because there’s a potential for it to be thrown away to pollute rather than biodegrade, but how the materials are actually sourced can also be an issue to the environment. Clinton aluminum products are one of the very few who are making sure their materials are green, and making sure their products are excellent for their customers.
Aluminum can be used in many different settings, one of them being in the real estate sector for construction of houses. So, before you buy your materials, do a bit of digging into how good they actually are for the environment before you think about purchasing them.
Source companies that actively promote green materials. Plastic are the main one that seem to be causing the most trouble.
Some plastics don’t degrade at all, and if left in the open environment could cause such a danger to animals and wildlife. If one of your products is recyclable, always make sure you’re putting a label of the product to say so.
CO2 emissions are one of the biggest causes of pollution, and it comes from many different sources. One of the biggest is actually the airline industry, and it always has been. Those jet engines are pumping our so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
On a smaller scale, so are cars. But steps are always being taken to make sure this is being reduced. Filters are being designed for cars, and the speed at which the engines turn once airborne is being reduced to essentially reduce the fumes coming out of it.
So, what do you think can be done to reduce the emissions your business could be producing. Factories are just as bad, but there is a way of solving it. There are so many machines that now use electrical power to power their machines rather than gas or coal.
This reduces pollution levels so much, and if your business isn’t looking into something like this then it definitely should. If by any chance you do own a car manufacturing business, don’t make the same mistake that Volkswagen famously did and tamper with CO2 emission results.
You’ll only be hit with massive fines. That applies to any industry, there are laws you have to follow, and regulations you have to meet. Don’t fall short on this!
Every household should be recycling, let alone every business. While houses now have their own bins and ways of discarding recycling rubbish, business have their own ways to.
But is this always stuck to? NO! Recycling costs money, and business don’t like to spend money unless they absolutely have to. The result of which is offenses such as fly tipping, or just putting it out as normal trash rather than sending it to be recycled.
The result of which is just so devastating for your business’s reputation, as well as the environment. Always make sure you know where your local recycling unit is, and there are even companies that you can pay to come and take it all off your hands for you.
Another important point to make is make sure your employees know what they’re doing as well. If you’re passionate about recycling, they might not share the same views as you. Their education can mean the difference between your business being green, or your business damaging the environment.
So, after reading this, how green do you think your business is? And what do you think you need to change about your processes that might affect the environment?