You’re a savvy business owner. You work hard day in and day out to put your pennies where they count, striving to get the most out of the least. It’s why you might think that sustainability endeavors, as philanthropic as they may be, just aren’t right for your facility. Of course, you’re all for helping the environment; you’re all too familiar with the planet’s current plight and how much destruction landfills cause, both socially and environmentally. You know the planet needs environmental sustainability efforts in order to survive, but you’re just so strapped for cash right now that you feel like you can’t afford them. Therefore, you’ve decided to buckle down, make do, and see what you can do about sustainable waste solutions from right where you are. Given current global circumstances, money is so volatile, and you want to hold onto as much of it as you can.

LJP Waste Solutions, as a recycling company and a provider of sustainable commercial waste services, is begging you to rethink your decision. Now more than ever, the planet needs our help; everyone can do their part to cut back their energy emissions, switch to more efficient appliances, and keep the Earth in their thoughts while going about their business days. Sustainability doesn’t have to be a one-and-done thing; for example, you can start thinking about zero landfill initiative now but begin to move further toward it after COVID dies down. Check out our blogs on misconceptions about the concept and easy ways to get started with environmental sustainability to learn more about how your business can dip its toes in the water practically risk-free and learn to reevaluate the ways in which your business is thinking about sustainability. We guarantee that your company can adopt more environmentally friendly practices in some way, shape, or form, right here and right now.

Still, though, we wind up at the money concern. If the cash isn’t there, you reason, you can’t adopt the kinds of sustainability practices that will truly make a difference. Our words, you think, don’t apply to you. However, hear us out: sustainability actually can save your business money. Yes, it’s true! We’ll explain how moving towards environmental sustainability can also help your company move towards more economical ways of doing things below.

Environmental and Economic Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability, in a nutshell, is leaving your community and the planet in equal or better shape than when you first began doing business. Adopting environmental sustainability into your business model helps to ensure the availability of crucial resources further down the road and, therefore, is a long-term money-saving investment. It’s investing in the health of the Earth so that the Earth can give back to you in the form of less competition for integral means—in other words, in cheaper resources. 

Of course, you might be thinking that that’s a big-picture concept; it only could come to reality if multiple businesses rose to the challenge, and even then, it would take a while. While long-term goals are no less worth pursuing than short-term ones, it’s perfectly understandable to want to know how sustainability can save you money in the here and now—or at least sooner than years down the line.

●        It’s free material for an advertising campaign | Are you paying an advertising company to dig into your company’s mission and spread around how great you are? Let your philanthropic actions speak for themselves. Cut the endless consultations and give your advertising company something truly potent to work with: a company that shows it cares. With the good press, a sustainability endeavor can generate, you can get better results in less time, as your advertising partner can get a better idea of who your company is—caring and eco-conscious, of course.

●        It can mean you use less energy | Items like efficient plumbing systems or LED lights not only help the environment but your pocketbook as well. After paying the up-front installation costs, you’ll probably notice an immediate decrease in your energy bills, as these appliances use fewer resources to generate equal—or better—results. They pay for themselves and then some, as they’ll allow you to allocate the funds, you’ll save toward other things like your savings.

●        It can mean your company vehicles last longer | Part of embracing sustainability can be allowing your workers to go remote, which cuts down on their miles commuted and their fuel used. Companies that operate with a fleet of vehicles can see increased longevity in their machines, as well as fewer maintenance and repair costs. So long as your workers, well, get their work done, moving toward a more remote workforce can be better for both the environment and your budget.

For Money-Saving Waste Services, Contact LJP Waste Solutions Now

As our name states, we’re here to create seamless waste management systems that align to a T with your business’s mission, be it zero landfill or complete sustainability. Give our North Mankato office a call now at 507-625-1968.