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April 17, 2019

4 Ways to Develop an Eco-Friendly Business in 2019

As a business, your day to day operations can largely impact the environment around you. This is especially the case if you own a large manufacturing facility, but there are always steps you can take to become eco-friendlier.

Remember, the choices that you make will not only affect the world now but future generations as well. Plus, the public will look at your company more fondly if you prioritize sustainability.

There are four guaranteed ways that will help you reduce your carbon footprint, from going paperless, using solar energy, adopting a reduce reuse recycle mentality, and using the cloud.

Paperless office

Why not go paperless, if you have the option? Paper can cause chaos in an office and make daily operations much slower if you can’t find that one document that you desperately need.

Technology has advanced so much in the past few years; you certainly aren’t without your options for choosing a computer or tablet that you can primarily rely on at work for daily tasks.

Solar energy

Rather than consuming a lot of energy within the office every day, have you thought about installing solar energy alternatives? Doing so will save you money, and it will be better for the environment at the same time.

Reduce reuse recycle

Reducing, reusing and recycling is incredibly important and they are the three R’s that every single organization must live by. With so much plastic polluting the oceans, and so much waste ending up in landfills, even ensuring that you have separate waste bins within the office space can slightly help with this problem.

Use the Cloud but protect it from cyber threats

The cloud is becoming an increasingly popular option for companies in order to store all of their information, given that you are able to keep everything online as opposed to on your hard-drive. Plus, there are so many different cloud service providers to choose from; you are bound to find at least one option that you will benefit from using.

However, make sure to always protect it from cyber threats, given that you are storing private data on the internet! Many providers will give you the option to encrypt your data, and of course passwords are a necessity, but moreover, there are teams of experts that can help ensure that everything you store online is kept secured. One such example is the services offered by McAfee cloud security.

These four tips are not as hard to adopt as you may think. In fact, solar energy will save your business money, and as will using the cloud and going paperless, so what are you waiting for?

If you can cut back on costs and help the environment in the process, why wouldn’t you do it? You don’t even need to take this article’s word for it, instead you can try this out yourself and experience how big of a difference it can make in the way consumers perceive you, and whether or not they want to purchase your products and use your services.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the author's own, and do not necessarily reflect those of EconMatters.

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