Sustainability Starting Points for Every Shop

Ready to go green but not sure where to start? We've got you covered.

  • Start recycling. 
  • If you already recycle, explore what else you can recycle or repurpose.
  • Reuse packing materials.
  • Use paper backing and substrate excess as packing material.
  • Eliminate antiquated technology. 
  • Consider a box-making machine.
  • Find suppliers who offer quality green products – or will work with you to develop what you need.
  • Swap out incandescent lighting for LEDs for cost/energy savings.
  • Research federal and local grants and rebates that could offset your costs for recycling or purchasing more efficient printers.
  • Explore local or regional certifications and organizations.
  • Get organized: Track everything.

Read more from Big Picture's April 2018 "A Smaller Footprint" sustainability feature.

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