Published: February 10, 2017, 5:44 pm
Environmentally friendly disposal company, Envirowaste recently published a study from more than 800 businesses in the London area. Envirowaste asked businesses in our nation’s capital the question:
“Which of the following documents do you most commonly dispose of?”
The results were astonishing. Enviro waste London found that a staggering two- thirds of companies in London do not shred their confidential documents.
This is even more surprising, especially as there is a £500,000 fine for failing to comply with the rules regarding confidential waste under the Data Protection Act.
70% of the finance industry don’t shred their (Read more...
Published: February 6, 2017, 11:42 pm
With the New Year in full swing, there are a few emerging business trends that could make a big impact on companies and consumers in 2017.
Question: When you buy food and drinks, do you consider what kind of impact your choice makes on the planet?
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2017 will be the year that consumers start answering this question with a big “yes.” Based on our experience at Harmless Harvest, the first (and only) premium, organic and Fair For Life coconut water brand, the following trends will gain a foothold in big businesses in 2017.
1. Doing well by doing good
This year, brands will start thinking deeply about (Read more...
Published: May 9, 2016, 7:01 pm
It is estimated that the average office worker uses around 10,000 sheets of paper each year. Most people have no clue how much they are actually using, or how much is being wasted. But it doesn’t stop there. The corporate world is a hotbed of activity when it comes to using materials and ingredients that are not sustainable, recyclable or earth friendly. It is always a great time for re-evaluating the office to see what steps can be taken to make it a bit more environmentally friendly.
“By caring deeply about our environment and its effect on your health (Read more...
Published: May 3, 2016, 5:03 am
For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the constraints of capitalism naturally mean practices that compromise the environment. But Harmless Harvest — the world’s first Fair-for-Life-certified coconut water — is leading the charge towards sustainability at every level of its business.
Harmless Harvest is dedicated to generating positive feedback loops between people and plants. The company’s vision is a world where nutritious, clean, organic food and beverages are the standard rather than the exception; where all people involved in the chain of custody are treated with fairness; and the planet is treated harmlessly.
Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & (Read more...
Published: April 4, 2016, 5:32 pm
Climate change – this is one of the most discussed issues this year 2015, aside from many others. Environmental concerns have wracked governments and corporations alike.
Who would not?
If you are a business owner, your responsibility to the society is much greater than that of the average individual. To those much is given, much will be expected of.
According to an article from the Environmental Protection Agency, the primary cause of climate change in the world right now is gas emission coming from the burning of fossil fuels. This gas emission from fossil fuels is carbon dioxide emitted from (Read more...
Published: March 22, 2016, 7:22 pm
Technology has been rising at a dramatic rate in recent years, leading to a boom in internet retailing. 2015 saw a record rise in online purchasing with predictions from experts that this will increase by up to 45% during 2016. With a typical e-commerce package being composed of 40% air higher shipping costs now penalise those who package inefficiently with methods including excess cushioning products and extreme box size. Shipping fulfilment is necessary for all home e-commerce businesses, this guide will show how start up e-retailers can deliver their items effectively, reducing the risk of damage while avoiding wasting both (Read more...
Published: March 22, 2016, 1:05 am
Growing a small business is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks a person can aspire to and accomplish. From hiring your first real, full-time employee to realizing the space you’ve been using over your garage is no longer sufficient for the people and gear you need, a small business’s growth is big news.
Of course, that big news isn’t all good news. Growth is almost always accompanied by growing pains, and those growing pains often take the form of problems that need solving. When you’re an environmentalist, you also want to solve those problems in (Read more...
Published: March 2, 2016, 10:03 pm
(Excerpt from Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World by Jay Conrad Levinson and Shel Horowitz)
When you look at all the advantages of running a green company, it’s hard to understand why every company in the world hasn’t shifted:
Worldwide, consumer consciousness on these issues is growing by orders of magnitude. The green market is growing faster than just about anything else; Green America reported that even during the 2008–2011 recession, the green building sector grew an astonishing 1700 percent, while the overall sector shrank by 17 percent; during approximately the same time, the organic food sector was up 238 (Read more...