In this first article in a series,you’ll learn how recycling then remanufacturing plastic has real eco-business potential.
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As the world is becoming more sensitive to the needs of the environment, luckily, that would include some of the nation’s professional and college football teams. That’s right. More and more of them are starting their own programs in order to cut down on waste, encourage recycling and become more responsible with our earth’s resources.
If there is one place where things can tend to get pretty cluttered pretty quickly, it would have to be the office. For one, things can pile up when you’re distracted with a lot of traffic (staff members working or customers stopping by) and so there tends to be a temptation to simply put items down and revisit them later. Then, you look up, eight hours have passed and while you may have gotten a lot of work done, what you didn’t get to do was clean up.
My colleague and friend Karen Lee (aka Ecokaren and editor of our sister site Green Living Ideas) was invited to give a talk on “How to Green Your Business and Save Money” at Dreamers into Doers Annual Conference. This event sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) took place in NYC last week. Dreamers into Doers is a Martha Stewart community that celebrates talented and creative women who turn their dreams into careers they love.
Guzu allows consumers and businesses to sell their working and non-working electronics for cash, discouraging dumping abandoned electronics in landfills and adding to the millions of pounds of e-waste produced every year. This Earth Day, Guzu Inc. will be celebrating its one-year anniversary. Launched by a trio of eco-preneurs, Guzu has grown from a local […]
Money and the environment. You may think that one kind of green has absolutely nothing to do with the other, but that’s not entirely true. The very premise of greener living (and in your case, greener working) is to find a way to accomplish tasks more efficiently and to cut waste. Coincidentally, this is exactly the kind of thinking that could be saving you money as an entrepreneur.
When confronted about the volume of wasted supplies in one episode of Mad Men, Don Draper defends his copywriters, claiming, “They waste paper because they throw out bad ideas.” Needless to say, it creates an issue for agencies that want to be environmentally responsible. Creative people do need a lot of stuff to get their […]
We’re at a point where recycling and reducing home energy use have gone mainstream, due both to nationwide environmental trending and the sheer economics of high power bills and over-filled city dumps. That movement has been slower to reach the workplace, however. Even if the majority of a company’s employees reflect some level of eco-consciousness in their home and personal lives, that doesn’t always translate to the office. People generally don’t want to impose their beliefs (even those that benefit everyone, like reducing waste) on their coworkers. Perhaps there’s even one particularly outspoken anti-environmentalist in the office who chastises any efforts by others to set up recycling bins or instigate ‘bring your own mug’ programs.
Ever wondered how to recycle your old cellphones or other home electronics, without the hassle, while making some money out of it? You are not alone. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average U.S. household now owns 26 different consumer electronic devices for a staggering total of nearly 3 billion devices in all, many of which are no longer in use.
Almost all consumer electronics contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic and a broad variety of other materials that pose a threat to the environment and health. Now multiple these hazards by 3 billion! Concerned now?