The past several years have witnessed a near-revolution in the environmental standards guiding business operations and even individual citizens. There’s more recycling, an emphasis on environmentally friendly household products, and a concentrated effort to minimize waste. We’re going to highlight the benefits of going green and explain how it’s simple to make a positive impact.
You protect the planet
It goes without saying that going green is about protecting our planet. Humans can be incredibly wasteful and unaware of small ways we can minimize waste in our daily lives. Think about all the paper, plastic, glass, water, energy, and food you consume. Remembering to recycle is a step in the right direction, but we should also be finding ways to cut down on usage. You can’t recycle the energy that was used to keep your light on in the office that you forgot to turn off all day. Make smart decisions to keep energy use down.
There are over seven billion people living on the planet, using resources and generating waste. We need to hold each other to higher sustainability standards in order to maintain a healthy planet.
You can save money – and make it!
It’s not news that you can make a small amount of money from recycling, but you can also save money too. Companies and households that are proactive in reducing their consumption will have lower bills each month. Switching to LED light bulbs is a common way to cut down on energy costs, but we still have to remember to shut them off when we aren’t using them.
Saving recyclables and turning them in for cash at the end of the month is a great incentive. You help the earth while saving up some extra cash. Also think about any outdated electronics that you know will go to waste. These items are forever being updated and improved, which means you’ll need to properly dispose of your current, unused, or unwanted ones.
You can use it as a marketing tool for your business
Because more and more people are going green, the public is becoming more interested to hear how other companies are doing the same. You can use it as a marketing tool to generate more interest in your company and grab customers’ attention. It’s an opportunity for you to establish a unique connection with your customers. You can generate more business by proving to potential customers that you care about the same things they do.
Help future generations
Help your kids to make the right decisions when it comes to waste and recycling so those actions become habit. Sustainable practices can become a regular practice and set them on a path to be conscious of their environmental impact for the rest of their lives.
Berg Mill prioritizes ethical and sustainable business practices. Contact us with any questions or concerns you may have and share your own tips for going green on our Facebook page!