The Southern Business Mentoring Program's Joanna Arhontis is available to help the City of Marion's retail businesses with tailored one-on-one advice. Joanna shares with us how eco-friendly products are no longer an alternative, but the new mainstream.
We go about our everyday doing our thing, busy accepting deliveries, unpacking boxes, serving customers, wrapping, packing, delivering product in bags, boxes, plastic wrap, disposable cups, takeaway packs without too much thought. What is there to think about? Until one day we are stopped by our children, grandchildren or read an article, see a documentary about the impact humans and business have on the environment, global warming or sustainability. We look at what we are doing, we admit to ourselves we are not helping and that we may be part of the problem. We may justify our reality, “but the problem is much bigger than me running my business and my daily actions, I am a tiny pea in the pod, what can I do to make a difference?”
We would all agree though, that it is important to reduce the impact on the environment for our future generations. And let me tell you if we all do just our little bit, together we will achieve great things.
Do your bit! There are some simple and cost-effective ways to reduce the impact your business has on the environment
In this ever fast changing world we live in our customers are more socially and environmentally aware. With so many eco-friendly alternatives on the market at competitive prices, more businesses are recognising the opportunity in making the switch. Eco-friendly is becoming the mainstream, and smart business owners are recognising it can be a part of their branding. Understanding that consumers who also choose to support businesses who are trying to do their part to help our society, become more sustainable.
Do your bit! Make it a part of your brand.