Our Eco-friendly Philosophy
Here at ECO Billing Solutions, we have long recognized the current environmental challenges our world is facing, and have been working to do our part to leave the smallest footprint possible. In fact, we founded the company with the commitment that environmental protection and greener ways to conduct business would always be top-of-mind in all of our company practices.
Being in the business of medical billing and improving practice systems and methods has provided us ample opportunities to reduce paperwork, eliminate waste, and find creative ways to be more eco-friendly. We have stressed waste awareness within our own office through a combined effort on behalf of all members of staff to reduce waste and dramatically increase the recycling of waste materials such as paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum plates, polythene, and office consumables.
We have also lessened our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of paper we buy and use. We do this by designing or enhancing forms so that they can be completed and stored in computer format, or printing Microsoft Word documents with an appropriate background such as a letterhead, invoice or quotation. Our presentations, copies of documents and office memos are most often stored in a USB Flash Drive or sent through email, and we have also enabled our clients to go greener by reducing the amount of paper that is used in their billing procedures.
In the end, individually we can do very little to mitigate the impact of our society on our fragile environment, but collectively, we can make a remarkable difference. Here are other ideas we can all practice more often to pitch in:
Bike, use public transit, carpool to work, drive slower and keep your tires inflated
One-third of all traffic is commuters. Use alternative transportation when possible. If you must drive, go slower with proper tire inflation. It saves both fuel and tires, and lowers emissions. It also saves lives.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost
Reusing packaging material saves more energy than recycling. By avoiding extra packaging, you save both energy and landfill space. Yard and kitchen waste (leaves/grass/vegetable scraps) are 30% of trash. Reduce this amount by composting. Also be sure to re-use plastic bags, or better yet... refuse plastic bags when you really don't need them.
Don't let faucets run. Never water your lawn at midday. Place a brick in old toilets. Take low flow short showers. Run the dishwasher only when it is full. Let grass grow longer. Plant native or drought-tolerant garden plants.
Lower your thermostat in the winter - Raise it in the summer
Wearing a sweater in the winter and short sleeves in the summer saves energy and reduces pollution.
Plant a tree with a child
Take a walk in the woods, or plant trees, which store CO2. Teaching our children to love and care for the planet is the most important thing we can do to insure the future of humankind.