New & Exciting Brands That Are Helping Save The Planet
The goal of nearly all businesses in the U.S. and perhaps worldwide is to deliver something of value to customers and generate a profit at the same time. These things have been the recipe for success in business for decades and will likely not be changing anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean there is no room in the business sector for something new, perhaps something that could save the world. Studies show many businesses today want to be known as much for doing their part to save the planet as they are for delivering best-in-class products and services to customers and turning a profit.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, there are several things we can all do to protect the planet, some of which include the following:
- Reducing, reusing, and recycling
- Planting trees
- Using energy-efficient light bulbs whenever possible
- Conserving water
- Prioritizing sustainability
Granted, most of these things sound pretty new age, but they can each go a long way toward improving the environment for today’s and tomorrow’s generation. Some of the newly-formed and established businesses that have embraced this mindset and have made being eco-friendly a fundamental part of how they do business include the following:
If you’re vegan, you’re probably very familiar with Beyond Meat and may have eaten their delicious foods on a few occasions. But what you may not have realized is they are an environmentally-conscious business very much committed to protecting the planet. Along with being a purveyor of plant-based meat products that vegans, vegetarians, and even carnivores love, Beyond Meat uses recycled paper to package its foods. Between recycling and being entirely plant-based, the company can produce roughly 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions when compared to its beef-producing counterparts.
Whether you’re a content creator or a fan of one, you’ve probably heard of Adobe, the company responsible for some of the most sought-after content-creating software on the market today, Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, and so on. That said, the company is also making a name for itself when it comes to helping to protect the environment. To that end, Adobe is committed to operating with 100% renewable energy before 2035. And it looks like that might happen sooner than the company projects it to. After all, since 2002, thanks to its sustainable practices, Adobe has managed to halve its electricity usage, reduce its natural gas usage by 30% and slash its water usage by an astonishing 79%.
Who Gives A Crap
First and foremost, don’t be put off by the company’s rather peculiar name. Who Gives A Crap is a legitimate business that takes great pride in doing its part to save the planet. For those not in the know, Who Gives A Crap is a company that manufactures and sells environmentally-friendly toilet paper made from 100% recycled paper or 100% recycled bamboo. Beyond that, the company officials say 50% of their profits go toward building toilets and improving sanitary conditions in poor communities.
Lastly, we have In Common, and if you have not heard of them, that’s okay. After all, they are a relative newcomer in the ever-growing world of eco-friendly businesses. Nonetheless, they are making their presence known by showing the world there are better, more eco-friendly ways to produce stylish and comfy clothes. That being said, the company proudly sells t-shirts, bras, and underwear made from sustainable fabrics that are a byproduct of environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.
In summary, more and more companies are starting to appreciate just how precious and delicate the environment is and are stepping up in big and small ways to help protect it. And they are doing so not only for today but also for tomorrow.