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10 days to Earth Day! Green tip #1: Stop paying by check

April 12, 2010

You can reduce the environmental impact of your business to paying your vendors electronically instead of paper checks. If you pay 20 bills per month electronically instead of by check would conserve the following in one year:

  • 1 lbs of paper
  • 7 gallons of wastewater prevented from discharging into lakes, streams and rivers
  • .4 lbs of waste
  • 7 lbs of greenhouse gases prevented – equivalent to 8 miles not driven in your car
  • 1 sq feet of forestland preserved
  • .1 gallons of gas saved from not delivering checks

Similarly, you can save by paying your employees by direct deposit and reiumbursing your employees expenses electronically.


From → Green Business

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