Seeing Green by Going Green with Products

What better industry than the Green Industry to focus on environmentally friendly products when building a sustainable business and attracting customers. The environmentally friendly products you use can create an effective and eco-friendly selling point for your business. More and more, consumers are looking for companies that show they value this earth and the health of its inhabitants with the use of environmentally friendly products and practices.

To reel those customers in, the U.S Small Business Administration suggests obtaining independent, third-party certification attesting to your environmental responsibility. In your green efforts you should also consider choosing business partners and products that have received similar certification. Here is a list of products that will help you take your business and its services in a more environmentally friendly direction. 

The Powers of Permeable Pavers 

Permeable pavers do a great job of reducing storm water runoff that often picks up added pollutants like oil and other chemicals. The porous pavers are often spaced and stacked on a base of loose gravel or rocks that filter storm water. After the water is drained through, it slowly seeps into the soil. These pavers help prevent overloaded storm drains that can lead to flooding, and the pollution of waterways.

What does it mean to be OMRI Certified?

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling and processing. When companies apply, OMRI reviews their products against the organic standards. Acceptable products are OMRI Listed and appear on the OMRI Products List or OMRI Canada Products List. OMRI also provides technical support and training for professionals in the organic industry. For more information, visit omri.org.

 

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