Go Green: Environmental friendly business

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A business doesn't have to produce earth-friendly products to be a green business. News 12 Long Island's Elizabeth Hashagen takes us to one Plainview business that is minimizing it's footprint on the environment in our Go Green series.

As Purity Products shows us, there are simple steps a business can take to make a difference. The Plainview company started in its kitchen by giving all employees mugs to cut down on paper cup usage. According to Earth911, the average American office worker goes through about 500 cups in just one year. Also in their kitchen, employees can use an ice maker with freshly filtered water or the Bevi machine, which has seltzer in a variety of flavors.

In 2013, Purity Products took on a green initiative project to change out all of the light bulbs in its warehouse and office to cut down on electric usage. As a result, the company saves about $15,000 a year in its electric bill.

And when it comes to cutting back on paper usage, most of the company's memos and feedback forms are all digital now, including in the training center for new employees. Most forms can be signed digitally to minimize the amount of paper used.

What are you doing to minimize your footprint? Submit a photo here to show us for #LIGoGreen!

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