IN 2014 AMERICANS SPENT $510.1 BILLION ON PRODUCTS that were perceived to be eco-safe; gross sales for 2015 are expected to hit $621.5 billion. These figures are no surprise given that consumers are weighing the environmental impact of their everyday products and practices against new greener alternatives.
The government’s pro stand on conservation and preservation is also a key issue. With an ear to the earth and an eye on the future, the following three entrepreneurs are growing successful companies from the seeds of environmental concern. Their stories may generate the spark you need to start your own eco-friendly business.
Jane Klimek, Eco Tech Inc. After learning that many companies don’t bother to reformat disks after one-time installation on their computer networks but, instead, opt to store them indefinitely or simply throw them away, Jane Klimek saw a niche.