If you have some savings that you would like to invest in a business but you would also like to choose a business that has an impact on the world and the environment, you might want to consider starting a business that deals with recycling and re-inventing old things and things that would otherwise go in the trash. The world is facing a major waste crisis at the moment because of the changes in people’s lifestyles and therefore, a business that works to reduce waste and also reduce consumption is a great idea.
You can potentially start a small home décor business which uses old throw away things to re-invent them and make them brand new again. A business of this sort will not require a very big investment but of course, you will have to put a lot of time and effort in to the work that you will have to do. As an example, you could buy old wooden furniture, redesign, reinvent it and sell it as new furniture to people looking to buy furniture for their homes. You could retain part of the older more classical design of the furniture while also adding in a modern touch to it to suit modern households and their designs. It would be a great idea to include a story about the piece of furniture so that people know that they are doing their bit for the environment when they buy it. You could buy old timber dining tables, old chairs, arm chairs and beds that you can fix and reinvent. Most of these pieces of furniture will have a nail missing or a broken or cracked area which you will need to fix or replace. Usually, a home owner will throw these away or give them away to an auction before buying brand new furniture and these things will rot away in auction houses because everyone wants to buy new things and therefore using a lot of new resources that the world cannot afford to give. Every time a person chooses new wooden fixtures, trees need to be cut and deforestation takes place. In addition to furniture, you can also use things like old plastic bottles, old packaging and various other waste products to make new things like lampshades, picture frames and various other things for the home. The idea is to create a new trend where people buy things that are made of recycled products. You can also run an awareness project that makes people aware of their consumption.