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4 Tips for Greening Your Packaging and Shipping Practices

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As many small businesses wrap up their busiest weeks of the year for packaging and shipping, now is a perfect time to examine ways to make your operations more efficient and eco-friendly. Here are four tips for greening your packaging and shipping practices from the Green Business Bureau. Ship items only when necessary. Many items [...]
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Green Giving for Small Businesses

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The end of the year is approaching, and you’re in need of some last-minute gifts for vendors, clients, or staff. Consider green giving. Sustainable gifts help you demonstrate your company’s commitment to environmentally sound practices — and lead by example. They also provide opportunities to market your business while making a difference. When searching for [...]

Managing Your Business’ Special Waste Sustainably

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Different industries generate different types of trash, and special waste (used tires, construction debris, oils and grease, toxic chemicals, etc.) creates disposal challenges for some small businesses. Many municipalities collect paper and cardboard, plastic, and glass for recycling, but how does your company manage more complex or hazardous waste? The Green Business Bureau works with [...]
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Small Business Drives Sustainability in the Biomedical Industry

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Hospitals and laboratories produce millions of tons of waste every year. Disposing of this waste — from biohazardous material to pharmaceuticals — is a complex process that requires careful treatment at significant cost to businesses. The expense and environmental impact of solid-waste disposal makes waste-reduction strategies an extremely important part of sustainability initiatives for the [...]
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Sustainable Winter: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Cold Weather

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As colder weather sets in, it’s a good idea to prepare your business facilities and operations accordingly. Taking some simple steps now can help keep your utility bills low, your business operating efficiently, and your staff healthy and happy throughout the winter months. Here are five tips for a sustainable winter from the Green Business [...]
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Going Green in the Restaurant Industry

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The restaurant industry has seen a growing interest in sustainability-conscious menus, with clients increasingly seeking local, organic foods. However, going green as a restaurant can mean much more than just changes to ingredient sourcing, and sustainable practices can be introduced in almost all areas of restaurant operations. These practices can have significant effects beyond meeting the [...]
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Going Green for the Holiday Season with your Business

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The holidays can be a busy time of year for many small businesses, but as you ramp up your operations, it also offers many opportunities to reduce waste and demonstrate your business' commitment to sustainability. Americans generally produce 25 percent more waste in the holiday months, but with just a few eco-conscious changes, you can [...]
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Greening the Auto Industry with the Help of Small Business

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Klein Honda Owner Rory Klein Car manufacturers have been increasingly seeking to manage their environmental impact and the impact of their vehicles, particularly with the role of vehicle emissions in global climate change. Automaker Honda has been no exception to this increasing focus on sustainability, planning the launch of both new hybrid and fully electrical [...]
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