Business Recycling Offers a Way for Small Businesses to Go Green

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Take-back programs and eco friendly solutions, highlighted by Business.gov, lead small businesses towards green efficiencies.

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Recycling and take-back programs, a form of business recycling, give companies the chance to become eco friendly. This is such a popular topic for business owners that we wanted to provide businesses with the resources they need to learn more. The launch of our green site is the perfect forum to accomplish this.

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Business.gov launched a series of eco-friendly tools to help small businesses comply with environmental regulations, and use environmental problems as catalysts to develop innovate products and services. Business recycling, initiated through take-back programs and featured as part of Business.gov's green release, is one of the many ways that small businesses can impact their bottom line as well as the environment.

"Recycling and take-back programs, a form of business recycling, give companies the chance to become eco friendly. This is such a popular topic for business owners that we wanted to provide businesses with the resources they need to learn more. The launch of our green site is the perfect forum to accomplish this." says Nancy Sternberg, program manager for the Business Gateway Initiative, a partnership of 21 federal agencies dedicated to helping the nation's small businesses with their operations.

Take-back programs, a form of business recycling, give manufacturers the physical responsibility for accepting products or packaging at the end of their useful lives. Many manufacturers have these programs. For a list of products, manufacturers and more information, visit take-back programs on http://www.business.gov.

In conjunction with Earth Day, Business.gov launched a host of green-friendly tools for small businesses including green tips, a new search widget for environmental regulations, and features on how to save money and the environment. This also includes new resources for green vendors, green product procurement, and eco-friendly resources.

By providing tools and the latest regulatory information at a state and local level, as well as key insight on recycling, green products and programs, and environmental management, Business.gov offers businesses a valuable toolkit to help them save money while going green.

The site also includes tips and detailed information on new resources for green vendors, green product procurement, and making environmental claims.

About Business.gov
Business.gov is the official business link to the U.S. Government. Business.gov is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, serves as an incubator of technologies designed to improve the delivery of services and information to the nation's small business community. Originally launched in 2004, Business.gov provides a single access point to government services and information to help the nation's businesses with their operations.

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