Reusable Finds is dedicated
to protecting the natural environment and is committed to
sustainable practices which incorporate environmental considerations
in order to minimize the negative impact on the environment.
Reusable Finds promotes environmentally responsible strategies
through the collaborative efforts of its' stakeholders by
balancing economic, environmental, and community objectives.
Reusable Finds continues to add and expand our sustainability
policy and green programs in a commitment to minimize our
impact on the earth’s ecosystems.
Your support is an integral component of our success. Join
Reusable Finds in our efforts in reducing waste, conserving,
reusing and recycling resources.
There are many ways to make your office and business green
in order to better preserve the environment. Below is a list
of actions we have committed to take as a responsible business
to be green. We would love to invite you to do the same.
a. Invest in waste containers to recycle items, such as paper,
bottles, plastics, laser toner, inkjet, cell phones, printers
b. Make it a habit to utilize natural lighting as much as
possible. Turn off the lights when you leave any room for
15 minutes or longer and use energy-efficient lighting.
c. Reduce the use of air-conditioning and heat (Reusable Finds
has done away with both). Keep warmer clothes at your office
for colder days, so you can put on another layer instead of
asking to turn up the heat! When warm, open windows.
d. Prepare work lunches whenever possible. Use reusable containers
to hold lunch items and beverages, such as plates, utensils,
e. Print only if necessary. When printing is in order, be
sure to print on both sides of paper, use a smaller font size
so less printing is required, print drafts on used paper.
and make note pads from scrape paper. Fax only if necessary
(Reusable Finds has done away with Faxing). All business billing
is produced electronically. All marketing material is sent
out electronically rather than in paper format.
f. Look for products that help conserve energy, such as longer-life,
eco-friendly light bulbs and energy efficient printers, copiers,
faxes, and smart electrical strip that stops idle current.
g. Create less waste in the office. It’s also about
buying products that are made to last longer or reusing items
you already have to keep it out of the landfill. Buy 100%
recycled product when possible.
h. Request newsletters, magazine or catalogs be sent to you
via email. When hard copies are sent to you, recycle by sharing
issue with friends, family and request that they are recycled
i. Carpool, cycle or use public transportation when possible.
Plan errands so that fewer trips out of the office are taken.
j. Cut down on unnecessary packaging if the need to mail out
anything. Use reused packing materials or USPS boxes that
are cradle-to-cradle certified for ecologically-intelligent
design, and use recycled, tree-free.
k. Offset carbon dioxide emission created by business travel.
l. Adopt a business eco-community project. Give staff time,
money and facilities to participate in voluntary environmental/community.
m. Staff is encouraged to contribute recommendations for the
current environmental/sustainability policy.
n. REUSABLE FINDS aims to work with the most environmentally
aware/community involved business.
o. Educate customers on sustainability.
p. REUSABLE FINDS donates 1% of sales to environmental organizations
who are doing essential work to save the planet.
REUSABLE FINDS also participates in events sponsored by National
Wild Life Federation that support protecting and creating
wildlife and their natural habitats, and Flyway Cities Coalition
that protect and restore wildlife habitat, the Arbor Day Federation
that encourages the planting of desperately need conservation
trees across the land. Owners of Reusable Finds currently
serve as certified Habitat Stewards, as they work to raise
awareness of environmental issues and the importance.