by Donna Mazzitelli

Looking to make a little extra cash? Here are two ideas for eco-friendly businesses that could go a long way in helping the planet.

  • Start a green housecleaning business. With so many two-income families, cleaning the house can quickly fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Be the green solution to their housekeeping needs, offering everything from light dusting to heavy-duty chores using only approved all-natural and eco-friendly cleaning products. Remember that most housecleaning services use products with harsh chemicals in order to get the job done quickly. Charge an hourly rate or create your own service packages for a flat fee.
  • Start a recycling pickup service. So many of us spend hours trying to find places where we can recycle items that our recycle service will not take. Then we spend even more time driving them to the recycling facility. Out of frustration many of us end up disposing of those items in the trash — everything from electronics to batteries to lightbulbs and more. Charge a flat fee, or per item, or by weight, plus your travel time to and from the location.

Sandra G. Malhotra is the Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Regenerate Magazine. She is just a little bit passionate about health and wellness being our birthright.