Green Retailing

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Packaging Waste and Save Money

Rising landfill costs have compelled manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to use packaging material as efficiently as possible and prevent waste. From using reusable packaging to product refills to self-dispensing solutions, retail businesses are trying every way to reduce their packaging waste but the most effective [...]

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How are Small Retailers Going Green? (Infographic)

There's been a lot of talk recently about mega corporations and their efforts to go green, such as Apple's plans to become carbon neutral. That's just one example of a massive scale plan to keep the planet healthy by a business with deep enough pockets to bring the plan to fruition. But we know that small business is the [...]

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Making a Difference – LEARN, PRACTICE and PROMOTE

                Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or political affiliation; there is one thing on the minds of people all over the globe - the talk of climate change. What was once thought to be an inconceivable concept is now becoming a harsh reality. Our actions are leaving a lasting impression that not only we are [...]

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27 Ways to Prevent Climate Change: a Guide for Independent Retailers

Global warming is an urgent problem facing our planet, but retailers are in a unique position to contribute to climate change prevention efforts. Dealing with large volumes of goods and having control over large spaces and employee culture means that a simple switch can have a noticeable impact when adopted by a retailer. [...]

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8 Awesome Ways to Reuse Your Gift Boxes

So you like to do your part to protect the environment. You’re also a crafty genius and a little bored with the standard ways to reuse gift boxes. You’re in luck because we happen to be crafty geniuses and packaging fanatics. So we have a roundup of unique ideas from around the web on how to reuse gift boxes. Let’s [...]

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Raffia, Ribbons & Bows, Oh My!

In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy uses a gingham hair bow to pull back her hair into pigtails. Today, I believe a modern Dorothy would choose a more environmentally friendly way to tie her hair. Perhaps she’d even go as far as using a natural ribbon like raffia. What Is Raffia? Raffia is made from the dried palm leaves of the [...]

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The Truth About Plastic Bags

As a small business owner you may be one among the growing trend to stop using plastic bags, and in place are choosing to purchase paper alternatives, and reusable totes. Or perhaps public opinion and customer inquiries have you now considering replacing plastic bags, for a more eco-friendly alternative.It is clear, that [...]

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Greentailing For Small Retailers

Hundreds of studies have been published about peoples’ growing preference for green products and businesses. In recent research, eight out of ten Americans said they make going green a priority in their lives. However, in the same study conducted by Information Resources, those attitudes didn’t always translate into green [...]

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