Earth Day 2022 – Invest In Our Planet
Earth Day 2022 is this Friday, April 22nd! The theme for this year’s event is “Invest In Our Planet”. According to earthday.org, “This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet. Because a green future is a prosperous future. We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.”
We couldn’t agree more.
How Can Your Business Invest In Our Planet?
With Earth Day 2022 designated as Invest In Our Planet, what will you and your business do to ensure that the earth is a sustainable place for generations to come?
Here are some things that every business should do, not only to benefit the environment, but to help them save time, space, & money in their operations.
This may seem obvious, but its amazing how many businesses don’t have recycling programs. We often hear from potential customers about how much they pay waste haulers to remove valuable by-products like cardboard, aluminum, paper, and plastics. They are literally paying someone else to take away products that they, in turn, most likely recycle for money. Worse yet, no one recycles them, and they are unnecessarily added to an already strained waste stream.
These recyclable materials can and should be baled and recycled for money. Recyclers process them into raw materials that can be reused like aluminum cans, chipboard like cereal boxes, paperboard, paper towels, tissues and printing or writing paper, and more corrugated boxes.
The type of baler you need depends on the type and volume of recyclables you have as a waste product in your operations. It also depends on the space you have available to operate it.
Harmony manufactures 20 different vertical and horizontal balers, for virtually any industry. Made in the U.S.A. using U.S. steel, our recycling balers are known for their longevity and durability. Our experienced sales team can work with you to help you figure out the right recycling baler for your needs. We offer free quotes and site reviews, and can provide you with an estimated ROI for any baler investment.
2. Compact Waste
This is another surprise to us, that people prefer to throw trash into an unsecured open top dumpster that’s typically emptied 4x more often than a waste compactor!
By compacting trash into a smaller footprint, businesses reduce the space used in the landfill, as well as the number of times their trash is picked up by a hauler. This means that they are helping to reduce the carbon emissions put into the atmosphere by the trucks hauling their waste.
Trash compactors also help to reduce fire hazards, vermin, odor, and pilferage. They, to, have a proven ROI, especially when factoring in the reduced hauling expenses.
3. Other Creative Ways To Invest In Our Planet
Here are some thought provoking questions to help you brainstorm other creative ways to invest in our planet in your business.
How can your company find creative ways to reuse packaging?
What can you do to lessen paper use and print less?
Can you check energy consumption, especially on lights and computers?
Maybe reduce air leaks to make your workspace more energy efficient?
Can you buy more earth friendly products for your business?
Who else can you involve in your sustainability initiatives – customers, vendors, or community?
Let’s All Invest In A Brighter Future
We all have a responsibility to invest in our planet. We can use less, and reuse more. Harmony Enterprises is committed to helping make our planet a more sustainable place for generations to come. We all need to act to make a real difference. Give us a call at (507) 886-6666 or fill out this simple form and let us know how we can help you today!