Being eco-friendly is more than just a trend, it’s something everyone should aspire to be. By everyone, I mean individuals and businesses alike. Keeping that in mind, here are some green business ideas you might find interesting:
Organic Catering Business
When people think about green business ideas, they tend to focus on things revolving around recycling or renewable energy. However, what you forget is that a lot of damage is done to the environment in the food industry. Companies are making processed foods in huge factories that are pumping out gallons of toxic fumes every day. What you could do is start an organic catering business that brings eco-friendly food to whoever wants it. The focus will be on using ingredients and processes that harm the environment as little as possible. You source your ingredients from local farms and pick locally grown vegetables, etc. All the meat you sell is organic and free-range, making it far better for the environment. Nothing is packaged in plastic tubs that are bad for the environment either. Everything is contained in recyclable containers that are biodegradable and good for planet earth. You can make money by catering to many different people, mainly, you should work the events scene. I can guarantee you’ll find plenty of corporate events looking for organic caterers to enhance the reputation of said event. People will be eager to pay for your catering service because they know it makes them look a lot better if they’re going organic and getting their food from an eco-friendly business. This is great as it puts non-eco-friendly caterers out of business while filling your pockets full of cash.
Metal Recycling Business
A metal recycling business can be very profitable. This is down to a list of various factors. For one, there is a huge demand for the recycled metal. Manufacturing companies are looking for it all over the world. It’s cheaper for them, which means they’ll be keen to spend their money. Secondly, it’s an idea where you can pretty much take something that’s worth nothing, and turn it into a valuable resource. Scrap metal is pretty much free, you can find it for free, head to various scrap yards and pick it up for free, there’s never really any cost to getting your hands on these materials. What this means is that you save loads of money on procurement costs. The only things you’ll have to purchase are items that will help you like scales for a scrap yard and the machines needed to recycle the metal. With limited ongoing costs, it means the potential for profits is so much higher. Plus, there is an abundance of scrap metal everywhere. 90% of the things people throw away will contain scrap metal of some kind. It won’t be hard to get your hands on, and you can recycle loads of it for big bucks. Such a great green business idea.
In truth, this business idea revolves around two key concepts; a business where people can hire bikes, while also being a place where you repair bikes. But, it’s a lot easier to just call it a bicycle business for the time being. It’s a great idea, as bikes are a way for people to directly contribute to helping the environment. If more people can cycle, then fewer people will be in vehicles that give off carbon emissions. It’s simple, and there are many big cities around the world with cycling initiatives and locations within the city where people can rent bikes supplied by the government. However, this doesn’t happen everywhere, and even when it is available a lot of the bikes are hard to ride, or there are none left. With your business, you can provide people with bikes that they can cycle around the city for a day instead of driving their car or getting public transport. Alternatively, you could operate a service that’s the same as a car rental business, only with bikes. People can rent a bike for a few days and return it once they’re finished. Plus, with your repairs service, you can help people get back on broken bikes. Too many people don’t cycle because they don’t have a working bike. Their old one is just sitting in their garage collect dust and rusting over. With your repair shop, you can breathe new life into an old bike and help the environment.
Fancy going green and making lots of money at the same time? Then try out any of these three business ideas.
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