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5 Key Eco-Friendly Essentials That Every Contractor Should Use

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Have you been looking for ways to shrink your carbon footprint as you try to grow your construction practice? If you have, you’re not alone.

The twenty hottest years on record have all occurred in the last 22.  In today’s climate, it’s never been more critical to use tools that are good for the environment, and luckily, it’s also never been so easy.

This means that contractors need to do their part to help slow the progression of climate change. They need to make it a priority to focus on building practices that leave a lower carbon footprint. This entails using construction tools that are best for the environment.

Keep reading to learn more about the top eco-friendly tools every contractor should use.

Shield the Planet

If you have to transport dangerous or harmful materials, you need the proper protection to prevent an oil spill or other chemical leak.

chemical spray shield is a great option for preventing harmful materials from getting out, regardless of what you’re doing. With a spray shield, you’re working to protect both the environment and your employees. 

Go Cordless

Whether you use drills or chainsaws, consider going cordless with your tools. Reusable batteries are more sustainable than having to use fuel to power your saw. They are also easier to move around and travel with.

You can find cordless drill kits for everything you need. Stop looking for the nearest outlet or buying more fuel, and instead free up that time to get the job done faster with the environment in mind. 


Fast fashion isn’t just about clothing. When you buy new products to only use once it uses resources and puts more harmful materials into the environment. 

If you know that you do not need the tools for more than a few weeks or only one job, considering renting instead. That gets rid of the possibility of more unused materials being made and wasted.

And, if you have to buy tools, you can buy refurbished tools which are good for the environment and your wallet.

Solar Panels

One of the best tools to help the environment is solar energy. If you have the resources to install solar panels to power your home or business, they’re an excellent investment. 

Solar panels also don’t have to power your entire home. You can purchase small solar panelled lights, use solar panels to heat a pool, and much more. The technology and options grow every day to provide new ways to protect the environment.

Nature’s Tools

If you’re into gardening or simply looking for ways to save, nature provides you with many different tools. Lots of bugs can help protect your plants, and birds can help protect you from bugs. If you have an aphid problem, use ladybugs to protect your garden.

You can use the sun to dry your clothes by setting up a clothesline. While air-drying works best in sunny weather, it can save you from the electricity needed for long dry cycles.

Good for the Environment and Your Contracting Business

If you are serious about being an eco-friendly contractor, you can likely find great green tools that are good for the environment and will often save you money in the long run. While things like solar panels may cost money upfront, over time you will see the savings add up, and the planet will be happier as well.

So, get out there and go green with whatever you need to do with your business. And if you found this article helpful, check us out for more great green tips.

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