I have a small Internet based mail order business. I live within walking distance of the post office, so I do walk there when I have a manageable amount of orders.
Now I wrap my items in newsprint (been using the sales fliers I get free every week) The boxes and envelopes are reused when possible or are bought in bulk from Staples. They have a line that is made from recycled paper, but I have to add more tape as they don't glue as well as the other brands.
To fill up the nooks and crannies I use shredded paper from my own mail (nothing with important numbers) and from scraps of wrapping paper. I also use old ripped tissue paper, packing peanuts & bubble wrap that I have gotten from people on freecycle or from items I have bought.
My business cards are from vistaprint and are 50% from recycled.
I don't have a paper catalogue anymore.
My inventory is taken to shows in plastic totes and are wrapped for travel with old blankets and my display table's table coverings. My tent is second hand canvas over an easy-up.
To haul my items to the shows I do have to use a truck ( 35 cartons plus a 20X20 tent is over 300 lbs) but I only use the truck for the shows and take the quickest route I can find.
I do have to travel up to six hours radius to keep from saturating my area and dropping my sales.
So ladies what else do I need to do to become Green? I feel like I am missing something obvious.
Answer by txdaniella at 11:26 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:40 PM on Apr. 18, 2011
Answer by mrslabel at 11:17 AM on Apr. 19, 2011