Sustainabi­lity is a responsibi­lity, not a choice – this sometimes overwhelms me as a small business owner. It’s easy to think you’re not doing enough. The reality of a small business is you need to balance limited cash flow with important environmen­tal decisions. I find making a list of short-term and long-term goals helps. Short-term goals can be things like eco-friendly toilet paper, bins for staff to compost and recycle, and energy conservati­on. Long-term, more expensive choices could be adopting completely plastic-free packaging or trialling new technologi­es. Celebrate each win and tackle each setback with curiosity, because determinat­ion can get you everywhere. You can do this!

- Peta O’neill, Love Mae

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