Tip of the Week: 2 Ways to Minimize Your Business’s Environmental Impact

b2ap3_thumbnail_green_tech_ideas_400.jpgTechnology allows your business to achieve growth and greatness. However, technology has also brought about a society that oftentimes tosses old technology aside in favor of the latest and greatest devices. This is a habit we have yet to break, but it’s not too late to do the right thing and commit your business to environmentally friendly practices.

While your actions might not seem like a big deal in the immediate future, if every business took green initiatives, it would make a difference for both the environment and your budget.

To this end, here are two ways your business can reduce its environmental footprint:

Recycle Your Unused Devices
When new devices replace old ones, proper disposal of the old is often overlooked. People tend to throw an old device in the trash rather than give recycling a thought. Yet, devices like computers and mobile devices are made up of valuable metals and materials that can cause severe damage to the environment if not recycled properly. These devices will either sit in landfills or be shipped to third-world countries for dismantling, which is often done in an unsafe and unsanitary manner.

A key part of recycling old technology is making sure that the devices have been completely wiped of all data before handing them over for recycling. This includes hard drives in desktops and laptops, and storage for mobile devices. These receptacles often contain sensitive information that could fall into the wrong hands. Simply deleting the data doesn’t cut it -- there’s a chance the data could be recovered. Smart Services can help with this by thoroughly wiping your unnecessary technology of any important data, and disposing of it in an environmentally friendly manner.

Reduce Your Printing Costs
One way technology actually helps the environment is by helping your team to limit the amount of paper consumption  It’s likely that your business prints much more than it truly needs to, and recent innovations make it easier than ever to decrease the amount of paper, ink, and toner you use every day.

Keeping your printing to a minimum can have a great effect on your budget. Since you don’t have to invest as heavily in paper, ink, and toner, you’ll spend less overall, allowing you to allocate more funds to other parts of your business. By fully leveraging digital file storage and signature software, you can save on both printing costs and physical office space. .

To start doing business the environmentally friendly way, contact SMART Services at (586) 258-0650. We can help your business approach green innovations in an efficient and organized manner.

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