Running a business from home is about as good as it gets when it comes to going green. You don’t have to spend hours every day commuting to work and back, which means you already have a smaller carbon footprint to begin with. Home businesses tend to be more efficient in terms of energy usage too.
However, there are still a lot of things you can do to make your home business friendly to the environment. The simplest of steps can create the biggest impact, which is why we are going to discuss some of the easiest things you can do to become eco-friendly in this article.
Limit Your Use of Paper
At the top of our list of easy things to do to go green, we have limiting the use of paper. As a home business, you really don’t need to use a lot of paper. Critical business information and files are now stored digitally.
Digital files are not only easier to maintain, but friendlier to the environment. For documents that you still need to print, use recycled paper whenever possible.
You can also take more steps in this department, including disposing used ink cartridges properly and only using ink cartridges that you know you can recycle later.
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