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How Your Business Can Help the Environment by Rosalyn L.

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The workforce is getting younger as millennials take over jobs once held by retiring baby boomers.

By: Rosalyn L.

How your business can help the environment by Rosalyn L.

Source: The Burgundy Zine

Motivational speaker and writer Rosalyn L. teaches us how businesses can strive to incorporate more eco-friendly practices.

Surveys have found 76 percent of the millennial generation is “somewhat to extremely concerned” about what climate change means for the future of the planet.

Businesses that make a concerted effort to protect against those negative effects can win over not just millennial workers, but employees and customers of all ages.

Businesses have made great strides toward going paperless in recent years. However, most offices still have a distance to go. If you currently rely on paper-based processes, you may scare off millennials who prefer everything to be done electronically.

Let’s talk about recycling in business. When asked why certain businesses don’t recycle, one common complaint shared across all generations is the inconvenience.

Changing the narrative, eco-friendly companies may include outdoor apparel brands, businesses that make reusable plastic bottles, eco-friendly cleaning companies, businesses that install solar panels, a local recycling business, and many other potential ventures.

If you love to write, start your own environmentally-minded publication. Your actions can make a big difference in the world. By debunking popular myths and sharing the truth about the world we live in, you can help consumers rethink how their actions affect the planet.

Whatever your business model is, be sure to minimize the impact on the environment by avoiding plastic and paper goods as much as possible and composting food waste.

There are numerous benefits for companies that go green, including reduced costs, risks and liabilities, and increased employee retention and productivity.

Chances are your town’s department of public works oversees a public recycling program, but many experts say what you put in your recycling bin doesn’t always get recycled.

Some municipalities don’t accept all types of recyclable containers, while others may not thoroughly sort the collected recycling. Open an eco-friendly local recycling business to guarantee your community that their goods are recycled.

More Eco-Friendly Business Ideas

Looking for more business ideas? Check out what’s available online and do your research.

The planet will appreciate it.

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