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Going green cost misconceptions

May 10, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, MA — As sustainability continues to gain traction, an increasing number of businesses are considering moves toward "going green" and becoming more sustainable yet, for many, cost can remain a roadblock, according to a press release.

To help navigate the economics of sustainable solutions, Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., exposes three common cost misconceptions and offers tips to maximize investments, the release stated.

According to the release, the first myth is that sustainable products are expensive; however, while this might have been an issue in the past, pricing of sustainable products has dropped significantly and now compares to traditional solutions.

The second myth is that traditional supplies offer lower total cost of ownership, but environmentally preferable products can actually be more durable, used for multiple purposes and applied for longer periods of time, making them a more cost-effective option in the long-term than traditional supplies, the release noted.

For more information on these myths, click here.

Click here to read the complete release.