As more and more businesses look to find ways to make their businesses more sustainable, there is a green revolution happening in all aspects of the business world. It used to be that in order to be thought of as part of this “green revolution” you had to be some kind of business that either recycled material or had an important part of your business plan that catered to environmental thinking.
Now we know that all businesses of any type need to be considering how their business impacts the world around them. So how do non-traditional green businesses get on board? Here are some good examples of how you can bring your business up to speed and be part of the green revolution in your business sector.
For some businesses, it can be where you source your material that makes the difference. A good example of this is a company called FiberTech. You would never have considered, at one time, that a company that makes plastic molded parts would be part of the change to a green outlet for business.
But by changing the source of their raw material to make more of it from recycled products, as well as offering the ability to recycle that plastic again at the end of its life cycle, they have changed the way many manufacturing companies look at their plastics sources. They are just one example out of many of a company that were traditionally a dirty industry and have learned how to change their methods of manufacturing and make it a core part of their business model.
Construction Gets Greener
Another industry that has always been very wasteful and has begun to change its tune is construction. From the wider use of concrete that creates destructive side effects to the huge amount of wood that is dumped at the end of each project, construction has always been an industry that is more grey than green.
But today many large developers are demanding that building practices include greener habits such as recycling the waste wood from framing for concrete pours. In fact, the move towards returning to wood as a primary material and away from concrete is a green movement in the construction trade that began with design changes. These two major changes are a good example of how two industries, architecture and construction, can work hand in hand to make changes as a whole that are good for the planet.
The Organic Path
On first look you would think that farming would be a natural industry and one that is just green by its very nature. But with the introduction of synthetic fertilizers and the growth of industrial farming, it has moved in the opposite direction. But the wave of organic farming techniques that have taken on the food industry has seen massive changes in all levels from the consumer to the actual farmer.
As more and more consumers embrace organic food, we will see a bigger acceptance of farming that not only doesn’t harm the land, but actually improves it. For many, the tide turned when the majority of grocery store chains began to not only offer organic produce, but to feature it in their stores prominently.