“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception. What some people don’t realise that the latter can be exploited to ensure the former.
Due to the increasing population, the renewable, as well as non-renewable resources, are getting consumed at an alarming rate. The amount of waste generated is also pretty unbelievable. All these situations and many such more have provoked the rise of environmentally-friendly ideas for businesses to just cater to their target customers while doing their bit for the environment.
Read ahead to learn about some incredible eco-friendly ideas that will enhance your profits notably:
- Not getting addicted to convenienceHow much does convenience matter to you? Yes, it sounds promising, but do you know what that addiction is doing to your business and the environment? Toilet paper, paper napkins, sticky notes, paper plates, cups and many more such items may be common in your office; however, you need to recognize the elephant in the room now. Not only are they costing you a fortune on a regular basis but are also generating loads and loads of office waste. Apparently, you cannot discard everything in your office, but you surely can reduce the consumption significantly. Encourage your employees to do the same at the office as well as their homes to make sure that you pass on an inspiring message. When your overhead expenses are reduced, only then you will be able to save more. It is a smart way of enhancing company funds and preserving the environment simultaneously.
- Using eco-friendly promotional products for branding purposesWhat does your branding strategy emphasize on? Do you want to directly attract your audience, which is expensive & rarely successful or approach them in a much more credible manner? If you want to establish a positive brand image in the market, then you may need to change your branding strategy entirely. Instead of using the typical promotional products, you need to employ eco-friendly promotional products, such as stationery, key rings, coasters and bags, etcetera made out of recycled waste. It may seem like a new approach initially; however, with time and an efficient placement strategy, you will notice how well your prospects will perceive it. Not only will your customers feel positive about your brand, but your employees and clients will too. People may not give a second thought about the environment at times, but they always accept the ones who do very dearly. It will help your business to attract more customers and enhance sales as you have always desired it to be.
- Employing efficient waste disposal methodsApart from being focused on waste generation, you also need to know how to dispose of it efficiently to keep a check on your carbon footprint. You don’t just have to be worried about the waste disposal laws of your country but also think about the legacy that you will be leaving behind for the future generations to come. Tons and tons of waste are generated every day around the world, and if we don’t employ efficient waste disposal techniques, then there won’t be a world for the new generations. Recycling, reusing, landfilling, waste segregation and incineration are some excellent waste disposal methods; however, not every waste can be disposed of in the same way. If you are not aware of the proper methods, then there is no harm in hiring someone who does. All you need to do is help your employees understand the severe consequences of inefficient waste disposal methods and hire an experienced professional waste disposal service, which will help you protect the environment and promote the green.
- Accepting technology with open armsYou may be wondering how technology can help you save the environment, but it can do so much more than you can imagine. Apart from increasing your productivity, modern technology can make your business processes more efficient too. Computers and printers can reduce your stationery costs significantly, cloud computing can lower your storage costs, and efficient machinery & tools can reduce waste generation, etcetera. All these costs accommodate to severe expenses that may be pulling your business into the ground; however, now that you know all about it, you can use it to your advantage. Technology can be the best friend your business never had!
It is not just about the promotional products or any other strategy; instead, it is about being open-minded and putting someone else’s need in front of you (in this case, the environment). There is still time to protect the Mother Nature and safeguard its beauty. All you have to do is CARE!
The three P’s you can control with little efforts: Processes, Profits, Protection!
Susan Crawford says
I completely agree! Even customers who aren’t completely Eco-friendly will appreciate a company that is!