Eco-friendliness is a big priority in Santa Clarita. The city is well on its way to reaching a state-wide goal of recycling 75% of all waste generated in the city. In order for the city to meet all its targets, it is essential that all residents, including business owners, do their part. By adopting a range of eco-friendly practices, a Santa Clarita business will not only contribute towards a healthier environment, but can save a considerable amount of money as well. Apart from opting for eco-friendly energy sources and making use of green cleaning products, disposing of your e-waste in a responsible manner can also reduce your business’s negative impact on the environment drastically.
Choose an alternative energy source
The amount of electricity your business uses can affect the environment in numerous ways. Although using less electricity and making use of products with an Energy Star rating will help reduce your business’s environmental impact, finding an alternative energy source will be of even greater benefit. Installing solar panels can reduce your business’s reliance on the power grid considerably. Enlisting the services of a local solar panel installer will not only help the environment, but pump money back into the local economy as well. The California Public Utilities Commission and Energy Commission’s Go Solar program offers a range of rebates to businesses of all sizes wanting to convert to solar power. There are also a number of other incentives and tax credits a business may qualify for that will allow for a tax credit on anything from solar panels and insulation to energy-efficient windows and HVAC systems.
Make use of eco-friendly cleaning materials
The chemicals found in many commercial cleaning products can impact the environment in many ways. Not only does it contribute significantly to water pollution, but the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in them also have a negative effect on indoor air quality. You can make your business a lot more eco-friendly by giving chemically-laden cleaning products the boot and using natural alternatives instead. Opt for floor cleaners, disinfectants and polishes that are renewable, non-toxic, and biodegradable. If you make use of a commercial cleaning service, ensure that they use non-toxic and natural alternatives to conventional cleaning products.
Dispose of your e-waste in a responsible manner
Although e-waste only equates to 2% of the trash in landfill sites, it represents as much as 70% of overall toxic waste. As technology continues to advance at break-neck speed, an increasing number of cellphones, TVs, printers and computers need to be disposed of. To prevent harmful emissions impacting human and environmental health, e-waste needs to be disposed of in a responsible manner. Thankfully, there are a number of e-recycling centers in Santa Clarita that allow for the safe disposal of electronic waste. Whether you drop off your waste yourself or organize a collection, refraining from simply dumping your broken or outdated electronic equipment can help the environment considerably.
There is a lot a business can do to be more eco-friendly. Even the smallest efforts will help reduce your carbon footprint significantly.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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