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A Green Business Guide: How to Save Money While Also Saving the Environment

This news story was published on August 5, 2019.
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As a business owner, you’re more than capable of sealing lucrative deals and turning over a hefty profit. Are you as good, however, when it comes to saving the money that you make? Consolidating this cash is a must, simply because you always need money to fall back on when times get tough, and times will be sure to get tough if you also forgo the all-important task of saving the environment. Many experts claim that irreversible damage will be caused by climate change within 11 years if an effort to stop the calamity isn’t made now. As the owner of a large organization, you can make a real difference in this instance.

Fortunately, the acts of saving money and the environment go hand-in-hand. To see how you can do both at the same time, check out the guide below.

Recycle your waste cardboard

There’s big money to be made in waste cardboard. Don’t just throw it out, recycle it. Better still, bale all of your waste cardboard up in bulk so that it is ready for the recycler. This will help you to get better than market value for your recycling and, thus, maximize your revenue in this particular instance. By taking this action, you’ll also stand to reap the rewards of having more floor space on your site (and fewer trip hazards, to boot), as well as reduced landfill costs.

Baling up cardboard is not as time-consuming, difficult, or as costly as it sounds. Inspire Waste Management offer baler rental at an incredibly reasonable price. What’s more, they offer flexible maintenance and call-out services that can be tailored around your needs. Baling need never, then, demand an awful lot of effort on your part.

Unplug and turn off

If your electronic appliances are plugged in and turned on, they will use power regardless of whether you’re using them or not. Of course, this ‘vampire energy’ isn’t good for your wallet as it means paying money on utilities without reaping the benefits of doing so. More alarmingly still, failing to unplug and turn off your pieces of equipment when they’re not in use will emit C02 into the atmosphere. 

Unplugging and turning off appliances when they’re not in use is vitally important. To perform this all-important task, you should:

  • Change your power management settings to ensure that your appliances shut down or hibernate when not in use
  • Don’t leave your computers on their screen savers — this is even worse than allowing the monitor to go black!
  • Try to use laptops more than desktop computers, as they consume less power

Invest in a water filtration system

You have to seek to avoid bottled water at all costs. Single-use plastic is terrible for the environment as it clogs up landfill and litters the sea for years. As well as this, bottled water is so incredibly expensive to buy. 

Invest in a water filtration system. With such a system in place, you will be able to offer water that is devoid of particles, pollutants, sediment, bacteria, and chlorine, meaning it is completely safe to drink. The water that you filter can come straight from your tap, meaning you’ll never have to buy plastic water bottles ever again.

Be sure to put the above advice into practice. If not for the sake of the planet that you live and work on, do it for the sake of your pursestrings.

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