does it mean to be a green business?
The Green Business Program recognizes businesses that:
Comply with all environmental regulations
Take steps to conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, and reduce
The 10- Second Plastic Bag Lesson
Taken from a BioBag product.
polyethylene-based plastic bags can take over 100 years to degrade and
are not compostable. Less than 2% of all plastic bags ever
get recycled. Plastic
bags litter our streets, backwoods and waterways.
indicate that 100,000
marine animals and 2 million birds die each year from
ingesting or being caught up in plastic debris.
Some manufacturers are blending additives to polyethylene
to produce "degradable" bags.
- Unfortunately, this process fragments the bags
into pieces of plastic debris that do not meet
the ASTM D6400 standard for compostable plastic.
start with our work space. We have energy efficient lighting
and equipment, low-flush toilets, and energy-efficient windows
and doors, and use energy wisely when heating and cooling. We
use chemical- and fragrance-free cleaning products and production
materials. We offer clients and visitors filtered water, tea, and
other drinks, in reusable glasses and mugs, thereby eliminating
the use of plastic, or paper, cups and bottles.
Next you can see
it in our packaging, where we try to reduce waste to benefit
the environment and buy products with as little packaging as possible.
You’ll see that we reuse boxes and envelopes (we even make
envelopes from maps and other recycled papers) so excuse us if
it’s a little rumpled. When using new packaging, we use only
biodegradable, nontoxic packaging such as paper and cardboard,
all of which can be recycled or composted, and we support businesses
that do the same.
We are members of the Sustainable
Business Alliance, Green
of the Earth, GreenPeace,
and CARE .
We participate in a Zero Waste program, where
we recycle, reuse and compost our garbage to reduce our waste
to almost nothing. Our hosting company, 1&1,
is also a green
host. We also have an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy.
When traveling we group trips together,
and promote car and ride sharing, and encourage public transportation
whenever possible. These actions are aligned with our mission of being
an environmentally conscious business. Thank you for supporting