How to Be More Eco-Friendly in 2018
Is being eco-friendly on your business’s to-do list? We know it can seem daunting, but a few key changes can make a huge impact in helping the environment.
It doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Like they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Instead of making all of the changes at once, take baby steps and implement each new eco-friendly change one at a time. To help you figure out which changes you should consider first, Leader Box Corp. came up with the top three ways your warehouse or distribution center can start making eco-friendly changes in 2018.
1. Recycle What You Can
Recycling is a great place to start when it comes to becoming more eco-friendly. Many of the materials used in a warehouse for packaging can be recycled and can significantly reduce a company’s carbon footprint. Some potential options are to set up bins in specific areas designated for recycling and let your team know how they can contribute.
The following materials can be recycled: Office paper, stretch film, plastic bags, aluminum cans, and corrugated. Also, instead of recycling used boxes, another option is to sell your gently used boxes to Leader Box Corp. and get paid for them.
2. Buy Recycled Materials
The US Postal Service says businesses can be more eco-friendly by using recycled cardboard and paper. They explain, “These materials are made of corrugated cardboard boxes and paper recycled by consumers and larger industrial companies. Not only are they easily available, they are also biodegradable and non-toxic. By using their recycled forms, companies lessen their carbon footprint. The materials can also be recycled themselves.”
Buying recycled materials can be a more eco-friendly and even more cost-effective option for your business, so it is definitely something to look into.
3. Optimize Your Warehouse
Making sure your warehouse is more energy efficient will not only help the environment, but it will help your business save on energy costs. To optimize your warehouse, you can do things such as, get environmentally friendly light bulbs and turn off equipment when it’s not in use. You can also make sure your building has proper insulation and that it is made of efficient building materials.
Some of these materials for optimizing your warehouse can sound costly, but you don’t have to upgrade all at once. When lighting or other materials wear out, simply replace them with a more environmentally friendly version.
We hope that these tips provided some insight into how your warehouse, distribution center, or shipping company, can easily begin the process of becoming more eco-friendly. At Leader Box Corp., our focus is to help company’s decrease their carbon footprint and to save money by selling them gently used boxes. We believe that helping the environment should be easy and affordable for businesses. So, what will your company do to be more eco-friendly in 2018?