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Category Archives: Sustainability


How To Decrease Your Business’ Carbon Footprint

Author: Molly Schwartz Every business, large or small, creates waste. But not all businesses generate the same type of waste. Your business’ waste might just be paper or dirty water or it may be hazardous toxic waste that needs special disposal. Whichever it is or however much you may generate, you’re costing yourself money because… Read more


Physical Receipts: Signs of an Antiquated Age

The other day I ordered an item online (an obscure Italian gangster film). It arrived quickly enough, and I noticed the packaging was not only nice and secure but also rather eco-friendly. However, the more I dug into the package I noticed that familiar folded up white paper sticking out like a sore thumb. Yes,… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping, Sustainability

Save on Shipping, Save the Earth

One of the least green parts of your business is your shipping. It’s sometimes hard to see, as it’s not exactly a smokestack blasting chemicals into the air in your backyard. Regardless, the damage is there, and it’s almost constant. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Going green (or at least making strides… Read more

Small Business Tools, Sustainability

5 Mobile Apps to Help Your Business Go Green

Making a huge change in your business is always a little tough and confusing, including making the company more eco-friendly. Like most things, though, there are a ton of apps to guide your way. Here are 5 in particular we feel will get you on the right path. 1. iRecycle Recycling programs can be confusing… Read more


You Can Save Green by Going Green

Ugh, recycling and making your business green – what a pain, right? I mean, not only does it take a lot of time; it also costs so much money to save the Earth. There’s no way being eco-friendly helps my business out at all financially. Not so fast, negative Nancy/Ned. Being eco-friendly isn’t always a… Read more


Carbon Offsetting for Online Sellers

You want to make an eco-friendly statement and impact, but you still need to run your business. That can sometimes be a delicate balance, especially since in the long run you need to be able to run your company. Whether you like or not this takes some sort of non-green resources like gasoline or coal…. Read more


5 Green and Sustainable Vendors You Can Switch to Today

In continued honor of Earth Day this month, we’ve compiled a list of green vendors for ecom pros to take a look at and consider making the switch. If you’ve wanted to make your company more sustainable but weren’t sure how, this is a quick and easy way to get started. 1. Globe Guard You… Read more


Recycling System for Your Small Business

Wanting to set up a recycling system for your company is a great thought, but it often takes a little bit more work than you think. It’s not as simple as plopping a few bins around the office or warehouse and expecting folks to start using them. For one, you have to actually get people… Read more


How to Evaluate “Green” Claims

In a way, you could say Green is the new Black. Environmental responsibility is the rage with everyone from your average house owner to huge corporations. Many companies even give discounts when you can prove that you’ve “gone green.” And therein lies the problem. If you want to support green companies, you want them to… Read more