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3 Ways to Make Your Business More “Green”

Choosing to make your business more eco-friendly is not only good for the planet, but it’s also good for your bottom line! “Going green” can help your company save money, improve productivity, and boost your image in the eyes of potential customers.

Here are three simple ways to become a more environmentally-friendly workplace:

Recycle and reuse paper whenever possible

Using less paper can save your company money and help the environment. Start by making a conscious effort to reduce printing excess materials. For example, try going paperless with bills and invoices. If you have to print something, make sure you recycle the paper. Consider using post-consumer waste (PCW) paper products, which are made from recycled materials and require less water and energy to produce. You can find PCW printer paper, napkins, notepads, toilet paper and paper towels. 

Make “work from home” work for you

Due to COVID-19, many people had to work from home for the first time. The experience has left business leaders wondering, “Do we really need an office?” If your employees are content with an at-home working environment, it could make sense to go completely remote, or at least part-time. Having employees work from home will undoubtedly save your company money on utilities, energy, and other resources. Plus, with your employees staying at home, there will be fewer cars on the road, and that helps cut down on pollution. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Use environmentally-friendly packaging

If your company packages and ships a lot of products, consider switching to eco-friendly packaging. “Green” packaging is made from recycled materials that require fewer resources to produce. Compared to plastic, which can take years to fully break down in landfills, biodegradable and compostable packaging supplies break down fast. Eco-friendly packaging often weighs less than traditional packaging, leading to decreased shipping costs. Additionally, many modern customers prefer recycled packaging that uses less waste.

Ready to make the switch to eco-friendly packaging? Working with an experienced packaging services provider like Ohio Valley Goodwill Industrial Services Division can help you find the packaging solutions that are right for your business needs. Outsourcing your packaging services through Ohio Valley Goodwill provides value to your operations by lowering labor costs, increasing production, accelerating operations, and improving turnaround times.

What’s our secret to providing outstanding packaging service in Cincinnati? Ohio Valley Goodwill is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities through the power of work! Unlike for-profit packaging companies, our only bottom line is the good we create in our communities. We’re small enough to provide tailored service to our business partners, but we also have the equipment and skilled workforce to complete jobs on an industrial scale.

To learn more about our packaging services in Cincinnati, please contact us today!