By Jess Blackwell
Once you’ve used up all your single-use plastic writing instruments and dropped them off to be properly recycled, another easy step you can take toward running a more sustainable business is to choose a better product next time.
Instead of buying more single-use plastic products, try to find products that are more sustainable, eco-friendly, and responsibly made.
For example, look for products made from sustainably sourced paper, bamboo, or recycled materials, ones that come packaged in recycled (and recyclable!) materials, and/or ones that are refillable or have very long lifespans.
Chances are, there are local stationery shops, pen shops, gift shops, and low-waste stores in your area that carry suitable items, so be sure to check there first (to support other local businesses).
But even big players (like Staples and the U of T Bookstore) carry more sustainable choices.
Just be sure to carefully read the labels on the “eco-friendly” products you come across, as not all products labeled as “green” are better choices!
*This post is based on content originally published at lumida.ca/blog.
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