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Green Business Practices - Brainstorm with me please :)

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#1 FeralMinx

Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:14 PM

Hi All
I've started a small business and one of my goals for this business is that it become as eco friendly as possible.

Its online retail so some of the more obvious ways is

-to limit long journeys for the products to get to ME and then limit long journeys when I sell.  So focus my products on WA products, and focus my sales to WA (I offer free pickup in Perth).

-I cant limit myself to WA or I will never make a profit.  But I can then make sure that any products I sell interstate/internationally are carbon neutral.

- packaging to be as green as possible.  I've found a good product, expensive but seemingly enviro friendly, its cardboard and tissue paper that functions instead of bubble wrap - and you don't need to use sticky tape either.

-know the origin of the products I sell.  I already mostly sell either australian made or fair trade products.  but say one of my suppliers makes beaded jewellery - I'd like to know the origin of the components and ensure they are the greenest options available.

- all paper and office supplies to be recycled paper and waterbased ink.

- have a recycling system in place to limit waste.

- get audited and become 100% carbon neutral

- what else?

#2 shannonhill

Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:06 PM

I think the best way you could do your part is to just start using electric or hydrogen vehicles. Light duty EVs are getting common these days.

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