The Green Solution You Never Considered

Spring has finally arrived in Philadelphia. It may have taken until the end of April, but it got here. We can finally take off our winter coats and venture outside to enjoy nature again. Seeing green on the trees is a reminder of how incredibly beautiful our planet is, and how we have to work hard to take care of it. This past Sunday was Earth Day, a celebration of our planet and a time to remind ourselves that we should be doing more to protect the environment.

PJP believes strongly in environmental conservation. That’s why we have partnered with our top vendors to offer our customers green products and solutions. Products made from recycled materials, compostable packaging, plastics made from plant-based resin, energy efficient equipment– PJP carries it all. Not only that, but PJP’s corporate headquarters is a LEED Certified building, built specifically with the environment in mind.

Being Green is Good For Business

We encourage all of our customers to seek out green solutions. Not only is it our responsibility as human beings to ensure that our planet is healthy for the next generation, but it’s simply good business.72% of millenial consumers say that they are willing to pay more for products and services that have a positive environmental impact. That’s nearly 3/4s of the most valuable generation. If you’re not considering your carbon footprint, you might be falling behind your competitors without even realizing why.

But how exactly do you run your business in an environmental way? Some solutions are obvious. Reduce waste. Buy products made from recycled materials. If you’re a restaurant, set up a composting program with a local company. But those aren’t the only things you should be considering. There’s one aspect of being green that we find many businesses never even consider.

Buy Green Cleaning Chemicals

Many people do not realize this, but the chemicals we use to clean every single day can have a negative effect on plant life and wildlife in the environment. When you rinse chemicals down the drain, they go to waste water treatment facilities, where most of the chemicals are removed. However, not everything is removed during this process. Overtime, remnants of those chemicals make their way to our rivers and lakes, where they can build up and cause real harm to our ecosystems. Some of the compounds can even accelerate plant growth, which then leads to too much vegetation for animal life.

So how do we combat this problem? Simple. We buy cleaning chemicals that were made with the environment in mind. There are great options out there. Like Green Works made by our friends over at Clorox.

Green Works cleaning chemicals are made with 100% natural ingredients. These ingredients are biodegradable, so you can rest assured that there will be no long-term negative effects on the environment when you use them. These products are also not tested on animals, so there is no animal cruelty involved either. Not only that, but the products are all packaged using environmentally sustainable packaging. Greenworks is acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program.

Simply put Green Works is a great product line that you should be using if you want to run an environmentally conscious business.

What steps do you take in your business to make sure it’s green? We want to hear about it! Don’t forget to share in the comments below or on any of our social media accounts. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube!



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Drew Gobrecht

Community Relations Manager

As a marketing professional working for Penn Jersey Paper, I pride myself in my ability to create quality, fresh, and relevant digital content consistently. As we all know, in today's internet-based marketing world, quality content is king. I strive to always be enhancing the customer experience here at PJP by writing of relevant blog posts, posting informative social media updates, and composing detailed product descriptions. As someone who relishes the opportunity to be creative in my job, I find that I thoroughly enjoy this work. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to grow in my marketing career and am excited for what the future holds.

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