On a blazing July day, it can be tempting to keep the air conditioner cranked up. Unfortunately, air-conditioned comfort comes with a high price tag. But there are ways to reduce that cost.
A focus on eco-friendly products or sustainable business practices can help your small business stand out from the competition. By making your business eco-friendly, you can make good money and help the earth — a win-win. Here are some green small-business ideas and opportunities to consider.
It can be tricky to dispose of old electronics since they contain toxic substances. But you can get paid for recycling them. Even nonworking devices are eligible thanks to elements like copper and silver, which means you can score cash, discounts, coupons, and gift cards from these companies.
You’d never throw money straight into a trash can. But if you’re like most people, you probably spend money every day on things that end up in the trash. You can ditch these disposable products by replacing them with reusable goods that do the same job for less money.
By trimming your household water use, you can cut your water bill to keep more money in your pocket and possibly help fend off the next drought in your area. And in many cases, it takes only a few simple changes to save the planet and your dollars at the same time.