Recent articles on green business have exposed the world’s plastic binge to be ‘as dangerous as climate change’. Millennials are purchasing monsters; this means that we using more packaging that ever before.
Think about it this way, from the water bottles that we drink from to the containers we receive our supplies from, our working day could be totally different if we did not have plastic to work with, however, there are alternatives, Cardboard being one of the most popular.
Sustainability & Business
Big retail brands are already making the move to cardboard solutions. Zara’s “Join Life” campaign encourages their customers to be more sustainable. They have taken the lead on this and have introduced cardboard boxes with a past into their delivery routine.
On their website they claim that the cardboard boxes that arrive in their stores are used up to 5 times before they are recycled. This is a big move for one of the retail industry’s biggest players and many would agree that talking about environmentally friendly packaging is a step forward. It has taken time for companies like Zara to move towards green policies as they cannot be implemented overnight.
Did you know that recycled paper goods produce 73% less air pollution than those manufactured from raw materials? Moving away from materials such a plastic and metal can be daunting, however, strong leadership in small and large organisations will make a huge difference in how long it takes for companies to change green initiatives.
If you are the owner of a small business it may be time to consider making small changes to your business strategy for the sake of sustainability.
Big Brown Box wants to help companies review their wasteful ways. The boxes that they create are recyclable and on their website they say that they their commitment to the environment very seriously.
“Our cardboard boxes are made from 100% biodegradable corrugate and are sourced locally so our carbon footprint is kept to a minimum. Our cardboard moving boxes are so well made they can be reused many times, so you can do your bit for the environment too”.
Cardboard boxes may sound like a simple solution, but if it is good enough for businesses like Zara, H&M and Mango, it could be the best options that is available to smaller businesses and ecommerce companies.
The Advantages of Going Green
We are bound to see more and more about plastic waste in the next couple of months, this means that consumers will be paying attention to the finer details when it comes to sustainability. Change can be a good thing, especially when it comes down to sustainable businesses.
You will find that this change will long term reduce costs and active green businesses are often subject to receive private and public grants.
There are many benefits of changing to more sustainable supplies. Your business can help reduce the 31 million tons of waste a year that UK households provide and at the end of the day, that is something that every business should strive to do. On the other hand, it can also improve your public image, an opportunity that should never be missed.