Simple Steps To Help Your Company Conserve Natural Resources

Posted on 12th February 2011 in environment

You do not have to be an expert to understand that the carbon footprint produced by companies, organizations, even cities and entire nations is important news these days. An increasing number of people are starting to awaken to the truth of what the impact of humanity on Earth truly means and as they do, they are looking to companies to be sensible in how they handle resources seeing as it is businesses which are seen as holders of a whole lot of what Earth has to offer us when it comes to natural resources. We’ll take a look at some ideas now that businesses should employ to better their image through taking real action to make their company more environmentally friendly.

One of the easiest things any company can do to help reduce waste that is such a big problem today is to recycle. While we all know this, some companies continue to throw away a great deal of paper and cardboard that could quite easily be reused through a local recycling program. In addition, many continue to use paper documents where electronic versions would work just as well, especially given the ability to create redundant failsafe copies in today’s digital environment. Saving documents to the cloud can reduce waste right away and prevent their destruction by fire or other disasters, too.

Besides trash reduction, conserving energy is another common way that businesses can commence to cut down on their carbon footprint. A recent story on the Bloomberg news wire (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-16/u-s-selects-solar-power-zones-to-streamline-project-approval-process.html) reveals that even the United States government is getting greatly involved in the making of energy via solar panels. This is something any business can do, and paired with solutions like more economical use of water and other resources, a big impact can be made by even a small business over time.

Of course, sometimes paper is a necessary thing because items like thank you cards and business cards really can not be as authentic if only in digital form. That’s why eco friendly promotional products like seed paper are such a strong idea. This is a type of paper that Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_paper) notes is capable of degrading into the soil in such a way that flowers can grow from it once it is discarded. Such seed cards can be used for stationary, business cards and a variety of other uses.

In addition, not all companies want to use styrofoam for their drinking cups at work. Some get custom mugs which can be reused, but others are choosing stainless steel water bottles to get the job done. Employees appreciate durable drinking containers and reusable bags and feel good about not creating so much waste.

The ideas you could employ to improve your company’s carbon profile do not stop here. Resourcefulness is proving to be the key to transforming our waste production, pollution as well as energy inefficiency. It is a new period of innovation and therefore all of us can do a little something of our own to take part. Companies, too, can step up and lead the way to a cleaner, more ecologically aware world.

Albert Jefferson is a well educated journalist discussing environmentally friendly and reusing stories also passing the knowledge to firms to utilize promotional bags to display both their trademark and recognition for this world.

Make The Earth Eco-friendly, Use Fabric Bags

Posted on 22nd February 2010 in environment

Even though the plastic bags of today are so easy to carry around and are easy to produce in large numbers, they are not worthwhile considering the harm they cause the environment. Not only do the bags of today need to be green by nature but also need to be of the reusable type to reduce wastage. Materials such as cotton, jute and polypropylene are perfect for such bags. They are the right bags for a greener future.

People think that bags made from cotton and jute is not as durable as plastic bags, that they are not capable of loads greater than 30kilos. However, plastic bags cannot carry such heavy loads and not wield; fabric bags both woven and non woven types have been shown to carry such high loads without conforming to the pressures. The only reason for such misconceptions is that plastics have become a mainstay of our life.

The one problem with cloth bags is that they require a higher investment to produce however considering the age that they last till, this cost is justified. Consider that the average plastic bag shall last for a maximum of one year after which it shall give into high loads. However, a jute bag can go on for as far as 15 years into the future.

Moreover, the only way that jute or cotton bags are ever going to tear is if very sharp objects are placed in it to cause tears. Otherwise these bags shall last their life. The designs that can be printed on a jute or cotton bag are just unlimited. Best of all, these bags can be used not only for grocery purposes but also for daily use to carry stuff around.

Cloth bags are green all the way. These are completely environment friendly considering that they are easily recyclable just like any cloth that we wear. Once they have lived out their use, they can be sent for recycling and then for remaking more bags. This is not something that can be done with plastic bags. And unlike them, a couple of cloth bags should prove adequate for an entire decade and this in turn will reduce the number of bags discarded therefore leading to less pollution. All in all, using cloth bags is a greener choice than using plastic bags.

The choice between polypropylene, jute and cotton as the base for reusable bags depends on the cost of manufacturing them and that of recycling them. It shall depend on many factors however a bag made of any of the three fabrics should do a world of good for the environment.