This second article in a series on plastic recycling looks at ways you can become an eco-entrepreneur intermediary who gives plastic a better home.
Green Business Ideas
Seaweed farming is an eco-business on the rise. It’s also helping a struggling fishing industry to re-envision itself in new aquaculture terms.
The Wheelys 4 Green Warrior is a bicycle powered cafe with solar panels and an ono board air purifying system. Just the thing for enterprising ecopreneurs.
One can rarely predict the market. Whoever plays the entrepreneurs’ game is usually running a gamble and it’s at an expensive cost when you consider what’s at stake. Some of the biggest environmental tragedies of the last twenty years involve risky actions of oil companies that have caused irreparable damage to some of the areas […]
They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to organic waste such as food scraps and yard trimmings, at least if you are an enterprising composter. Taking a reliable waste stream, such as food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and homes, and turning it into […]
Some of the ‘brick and mortar’ green business ideas we’ve covered before can also easily be scaled down and modified into a mobile business, especially in those markets where there’s already a proven demand, as well as plenty of room for a unique small business to differentiate itself. It can be a huge advantage to […]
If you’d like to get a piece of the clean transportation action with your green business, one of the exciting new markets is electric bikes, or ebikes, which are getting lighter and more efficient, with longer ranges, every day. Whether you start your own electric bike shop, add electric bicycles to an existing new or […]
As the weather continues to warm, more homeowners and businesses are getting their pools and spas ready for heavy use, and it could be a great time to start a green business that addresses the needs of those pool owners. This green business idea capitalizes on the tendency for many pool and spa owners to […]
If you know your way around quality outdoor gear, and could spend the entire day surrounded by gear and sporting goods and outdoor equipment, then you might be interested in this green business idea. Starting an outdoor gear consignment shop can help to not only give gently-used equipment a second life (while reducing the demand […]
Calling all sustainable entrepreneurs, eco-entrepreneurs, green business startups, and innovative inventors! Here’s your chance to be in the running for $680,000 in funding to develop and bring to market your product or service that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of relying solely on policy and governmental regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions, entrepreneurs and innovators […]
Are you the type of person who enjoys acquainting new neighbors with the green amenities near you, and introducing people to the local green scene? Do you like to educate people on local sustainability initiatives and projects that can help make their lives a bit more eco-friendly? Then this green business idea might be for […]
In a culture battling record rates of obesity and health problems related to diet and nutrition, providing healthier food options can not only form the basis of a viable green business idea, but can also serve a growing market of people that still want to eat out, but want to make healthy fast food choices […]
Opening up an organic day spa could be a viable green business idea for someone who enjoys helping others look and feel better, and wants to do so without all of the attendant issues that the use of conventional beauty products can bring with them, from personal health to environmental health. If you want to […]
The current trends of trying to eat healthier, and to include more fresh fruits and vegetables into our meals, either for fitness or for better health, could be a good sign that opening a fresh, sustainable, juice bar and smoothie café could attract a viable customer base and be a feasible green business idea. While […]
If you’ve got a green thumb, an eye for beauty, and are handy with arrangement and design, then floristry might interest you as a green business idea. But not just any type of floristry will do for an ecopreneur, due to the numerous environmental and social issues attendant with conventional floristry, so focusing on creating […]
We’re mad for coffee these days. And not just a simple cup of joe, either, as many of us enjoy a wide variety of espresso drinks, and are choosing to buy coffee made from Fair Trade, shade-grown, or organically-grown coffee beans instead of run-of-the-mill conventional coffee. If you fancy yourself a coffee connoisseur, and enjoy […]
The demand for local food, and organically grown local food, is growing rapidly, and if you’re passionate about organic gardening, you might consider expanding your reach by starting an organic farm. This green business idea could put food on your own table, supply the local area with more organically grown vegetables or fruits, and contribute […]