Sustainable Businesses You Should Consider Starting

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Eco-friendly businesses have goals revolving around a commitment to ensuring a more sustainable future. These businesses create products and offer services through recycling, upcycling, green alternatives, and biodegradable products.

It’s become a mainstream effort for many businesses to go green and sustainable that it’s very common to see recyclable and non-plastic packaging, fuel management solutions, and energy-saving devices as their products. So, if you’re looking to start a business, you should consider being part of the sustainable movement.

Green Is The New In

There is more than one reason to start a sustainable business. Besides helping the environment, you can earn more as a green entrepreneur. A Nielsen study showed that 66% of consumers worldwide are willing to shell out more money for eco-friendly products. So, if you are still currently thinking of a sustainable business you can start, here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Ink refilling business

People print documents need to all the time, which means there is a huge demand for ink. Of course, ink cartridges from printing shops run empty all the time because of the market, and this is where you come in. You can start an ink refilling business so that printing companies won’t need to discard their old cartridges. It helps them save money and also prevents more trash from ending up in landfills.

  • Eco-friendly event planning

Small and big events create large amounts of waste that end up in landfills without much chance of getting recycled. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time in their hands to plan eco-friendly events, so as a green event planner, you can take over this process for them.

You can help plan and execute events that have sustainable invitations, materials, food, decorations, and even venues and accommodations. It can inspire a positive change in people’s mindsets that you can enjoy events without having to create a leave a negative impact on the environment.

  • Organic artisan products seller

There might be many competitors if you decide to sell organic and all-natural products like soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, perfumes, hair spray, lotions, etc., but it just means that the demand is high. So, even if you end up selling products that aren’t entirely original, it will find a market. You’re also doing the environment a huge favor.

Of course, everyone can go online to create their own organic items. Still, if you create an inviting branding for your merchandise and use eco-friendly packaging with some promotions, you will find some loyal customers out there. You can join some local artisan markets, put up an online store, or even consign your products to other stores. The options are endless.

  • Gardening services

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Since gardening became a mainstream hobby in 2020 without any signs of people’s interest in it dying down, it will be a good idea to use your green thumb to help people with their gardening needs. You can sell plants and produces you’ve grown, resell some gardening products, and help people maintain their gardens and grow their own food.

Not only is gardening a profitable business, but it is also beneficial for your mental and physical health as it exposes you to the sun, which giving you vitamin D and lessening your risk of falling sick to some diseases. You can even help create greener neighborhoods if you start your gardening business while keeping yourself healthy.

  • Eco-consulting

If you have the skills, knowledge, and experience in energy and carbon footprint, you can use it to start your own energy auditing and green consulting business. By doing this, you would be working with some big and small companies and some individuals to help them gain more insight into the energy they are using for their residential and commercial spaces with the end goal of reducing their carbon footprint. This business would really help the world.

  • Secondhand store

Vintage and antique items are all the rage these days. People are obsessed with finding unique items that have a history behind them. So, why not make money out of it by selling secondhand items? You can sell anything from jewelry, clothes, footwear, trinkets, home decorations, furniture, and more.

To Sustainability And Beyond

If you think about it, starting a green business isn’t that difficult to pull off. Once you have conceptualized your idea and have the budget and people who will work with you, you can make it happen. Let the environment and the future of the world inspire you to start your green business soon.


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