Top 3 Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint
January 19, 2016
Posted by JD Stride

With the rise of environmental issues on earth such as global warming, businesses need to start being conscious of reducing their ecological footprint on the planet.

Many people think that reducing their footprint is too costly by thinking they need to buy electric cars or solar panels for the actions to be effective. There are simple tasks that can have a huge impact if more and more businesses decide to join along. These tasks can be inexpensive and only take a few seconds of your day to complete.

By taking steps and planning ahead today, the world can become a better place tomorrow. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is the most popular term in the field of reducing your negative impact on the environment.


Reduce energy use in your business by only using power when absolutely needed. Make sure when the work day ends, every computer and light is turned off. It is also a good idea to outsource tasks that require a great deal of energy. Instead of shredding unneeded documents in-house every day, you can send the documents once a week to a document shredding company to be disposed of all at once in bulk quantities. There are more and more inexpensive and environmentally friendly technology and equipment every day on the market. When purchasing supplies such as cleaning materials, office supplies, etc., try to opt-in for green materials that leave as minimal impact on the earth as possible.

Always train new and existing employees on how to effectively reduce their energy use.


Reusing is a very important action in the three step plan. By reusing items that have a negative impact on the environment, you are eliminating the need for extra to be in use. If every small business simply reused sticky note papers, the amount of trees to be cut down to produce more would be substantially reduced. The next time you are about to throw something out, get creative and think about how you can reuse it.


Set-up and organize a cost effective solution recycling program in your business. This can be something as simple as going through your workplace, collecting recyclable goods, and leaving them on the curb once a week so your recycling service provider can direct them to their appropriate location. Recyclable office goods include office paper, white paper, tissue boxes, heavy weight folders, newspapers, paper towels, post-it notes, phonebooks, etc. Please note to not recycle documents containing sensitive information, instead dispose of them properly by shredding.

Your business needs to pledge to change its negative practices today and stick to a plan to become ecologically friendly. If you are not committed to these actions, no change will take place on the environment. Every aspect of your business can become green including communication, transportation, and even partnering companies. Always remember, that one action can cause a chain reaction and change the world.

Document destruction is very helpful in keeping the environment protected, and Inconfidence’s services are all backed with an eco-friendly guarantee.