Sixty-one percent of small businesses are actively trying to go green, while 70 percent expect to become more environmentally conscious over the next two years, but cost is a challenge.

A new survey by Office Depot found that the most popular way small businesses are becoming more eco-friendly is by recycling more (cited by 82 percent of respondents). Small businesses are also reducing their ecological footprint by reducing waste (72 percent); buying energy-efficient products (61 percent); buying recycled products (60 percent); seeking non-toxic products (43 percent); and reducing water use (39 percent).

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