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PKF Texas – The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: It’s Easy Being Green

by | Apr 25, 2008 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

Note: Running Fridays in FromGregsHead.comis a continuing series of tips brought to you by Greg Price. These run Saturday mornings during the BusinessMaker’s Radio Show on KPRC 950AM. Audio files can be found on the Entrepreneur’s Playbook page of the PKF Texas website.

Companies around the world are now “going green” for a number of reasons. No matter the size of your contribution your business can make a difference. Consider putting together an internal committee to advise on activities that would make sense for your business.

It may seem obvious, but many companies do not recycle plastic water bottles, cans, office paper and newspapers. And recycling programs can include more than just paper and plastic. Many nonprofit organizations will gladly accept electronic equipment, including older computers, printers, copiers and fax machines. 

Contact a local recycling center that will remove useful parts and then break down the rest of the materials. The centers also can safely remove hazardous materials.

Companies can minimize costs in their workplace by encouraging positive habits, such as turning off computers and power strips when you leave for the day or an extended portion of the day. Energy is still burned when a power strip is turned on.

By implementing just a few initiatives you can improve your environmental footprint, and you may be surprised about how well it aligns with your overall strategy and positively impacts your business.

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