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Why businesses should go green

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Why businesses should go green

Has your business gone green? It seems to be the popular thing to do now. and here's why

Legal and tax advantages: Florida businesses are also eligible for a sales tax exemption for using solar energy systems, equipment, machinery, and other renewable energy technologies. The Solar Energy System Incentives Program allows Florida companies to take rebates, and the Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grants Program provides grants for Florida companies using solar and renewable energy sources to run the business. Additionally, the IRS allows businesses that use company cars such as Hybrids to take an alternative motor vehicle credit on federal taxes.

Public response: Companies such as Walmart and target have incorporated green changes such as composing and recycling, changing transportation routes to save gas, reducing packaging, and stocking their shelves with greener products. As a result, these companies have seen customers respond positively to the changes, with green product sales alone jumping somewhere around 20 percent as of 2010.  

Improved workplace: Green cleaning supplies can help employees. Some companies have taken going green a step further, by converting leftover food waste from the cafeteria into methane to supply the building with energy.

Reduced waste: Reducing unnecessary waste can trim operating costs for the business. Refilling ink cartridges instead of throwing then away. Which also reduces the amount of plastic being thrown away. Offering hybrid vehicles to company employees can also save money for companies that refund employee mileage on fuel prices.  

Article source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/businesses-should-green-766.html

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