Clothing and textiles suffer from an identity crisis in the recycling world. Less than 20% of clothing that goes to charitable organizations ends up being resold locally.
Despite the move toward a paperless, technology-driven world, we all know that paper still reigns supreme in office and school settings. With office workers using an average of 10,000 sheets of copy paper annually (according to The Paperless Project), the impact of our day-to-day living within the human environment continues to damage and destroy the natural one.
Waste reduction is essential for every industry that manufactures products and incurs a cost. Factories, manufacturers, mills, and mining operations are among the industries that produce more waste.
Perhaps the most common new year's resolution is to lose weight and get in shape. A lot of people try hard to follow through on that resolution, too, but find that after a few weeks, or at most a few months, that they just stop going to the gym.
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, many businesses build goals that aim towards reducing carbon emissions, whether it's on-site or through their supply chain. While reducing one's impact on the environment is a great start, a business could expand its impact by moving towards carbon positivity: when a business becomes more responsible for emissions savings than reducing emissions.
Did you know that sports fans in Canada and the United States will produce more than 20 million cubic feet of refuse this year? Bottles, cups, utensils, food waste, paper goods -- it all has to go somewhere and most big-league and college sport venues are now working to incorporate green solutions. Many stadiums have been trying to encourage the use of recycling bins and composting for years, but still had large waste issues.
Developing a greener company is not just about cutting costs, but going green reflects a desire to improve or reflect on corporate social responsibility. So what are ways to move beyond the walls of your company, and make sure that your sustainability program helps your community and environment as well? Here are 3 ideas for expanding your environmental impact in a positive way.
If you have a business that actively promotes social good, you know that small changes can have a large and lasting impact. As your company incorporates positive societal change into your enterprise, it helps to know what major problems the world is facing.
With natural disasters occurring more frequently, and people becoming more aware of global warming it is apparent that one of the main factors is human involvement. As the population continues to consume resources and produce waste, we have to question what nature’s capacity is to meet our needs.
Businesses--especially small ones--that want to go green are occasionally stunted by costs and ease of switching over to greener practices, especially when it comes to energy resources. But according to an article at Washington Business Journal, green tech startups Nextility and GreenSmith Energy Management Systems can potentially remove these obstacles.