Sustainability: 2 Ways to Start Greening Your Business

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Efficiency is the name of the game at Agents of Efficiency (obviously) so we’re making it even more efficient for you to improve your business. Every week, we sort through all the boring stuff to bring you the best tips from the wide world of the web. For this week’s #2tips4tues, we discuss greening your business.

Nowadays, going the sustainable route isn’t just a fancy option; it’s a necessity. Customers are shopping smarter every day and most want to get behind brands that are making responsible and ethical choices. So what can you do?

What Are Your Throwing Out?

Depending on the kind of business you run, you may be going through all sorts of materials each week, like plastic or paper. Of course, you want to have a simple, systematic recycling system set up at your place of business. To take it a step further, consider what your trash consists of – are you using certain materials unnecessarily? Can these waste materials be cut back on, replaced with something greener, or done away with all-together? You may even be able to make some of your supplies last longer with a little effort. For ideas on greening your office, click here.

Incorporate Sustainability into Your Business Model

You might automatically assume that your business doesn’t apply when it comes to greener practices. But sustainable practices can be applied to businesses in any industry – look here for some examples. Even an online business owner can cut back on energy consumption to power their office, internet, etc. You might also consider going paperless or even working different hours to cut back on heating/air conditioning costs.

For a plethora of ideas on greening your business in a variety of simple ways, check out this SmallBizTrends Guide.