Conservation is protecting natural resources from pollution, which is unhealthy for humans, animals and plants. The rain forests are being destroyed in a variety of ways. Many businesses try to help their community by integrating a pollution protection strategy by using alternative or raw materials that protect the rain forest and the environment.
Some businesses help conserve natural resources by eliminating toxic chemicals and using environmentally benign fuel sources, which improves air quality. They also keep fueling areas and other pollutants covered and inspecting all vehicles for leaks so they don’t drip. Some businesses also modernize or replace their production processes, which reduces the use of harmful substances and contaminants.
Businesses show consumers they’re responsible environmentally when they produce healthy products. Consumers tend to trust businesses that care about the environment. Some products that show they are good for the environment and help the rain forest have the Rain Forest Alliance Certified Seal. The Rain Forest Alliance organization has high principles for producing ecological, social and economic benefits.
A lot of wood has been taken from the rain forest and used for fuel. Various businesses help protect the rain forest by only using wood furniture from America instead of furniture made from tropical wood. Business offices use FSC or Forest Stewardship certified paper, which is environmentally friendly and made from virgin tree fibers. Other office supplies such as coffee and tea packaging or cartons are bought that aren’t connected to destruction of the rain forest.
There are a variety of non-profit environmental and conservation organizations that businesses can donate too. Many of these organizations help preserve natural resources in the rain forest. Donations are also made to programs that teach sustainable or ecological harvesting practices and conservation of natural resources in the tropical areas. Some businesses have fundraisers for donations.
Recycling means old materials are made into another product. This helps the environment because it decreases the amount of trash and waste that’s sent to landfills. Recycling also conserves energy because there’s not as much need to create more products. Newspapers, printing paper, aluminum cans, and glass containers are a few of many things that can be recycled. Recycled paper reduces the number of trees cut down.
Recycling encourages the production of environmentally friendly or green products. This is beneficial to businesses that are run in green buildings because recycled environmentally friendly products are often used in green buildings. All different kinds of business participate in recycling. There’s a high percentage of waste in the workplace that can be recycled. Some cities have recycling programs for businesses or business owners can start their own program.