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  • June 15, 2020

    Disposal methods – Which is the current least harmful to the environment?  

    Disposal methods – Which is the current least harmful to the environment?  

    We are inundated with the ubiquitous disposables especially foodware and packaging and because of their everlasting negative impact on our environment, suppliers, users and takeaways get questioned all the time about their sustainability. It’s a great question and there are no simple answers.  

    The various disposal methods include incineration, recycling and the landfill; and they all have their pros and cons. So which is the least harmful method to the environment given the current situation? The answer to this complex question lies not only in the type of disposal method but the type of waste.

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  • May 28, 2020

    Is your Packaging truly Sustainable?

    Sustainable packaging is packaging that, over time, reduces its environmental footprint. The Sustainable Packaging  as defined by the GreenBlue® project is packaging which:

    • is sourced responsibly,
    • is designed to be effective and safe throughout its life cycle,
    • meets market criteria for performance and cost,
    • is made entirely using renewable energy, and once used,
    • is recycled efficiently to provide a valuable resource for subsequent generations.

    In summary: a truly closed loop system for all packaging materials.

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  • May 11, 2020

    Using Mushrooms to Grow Packages

    Mushroom packaging - it looks like Styrofoam but is made of fungus roots and residues from farming.  A 100% biodegradable and renewable material that can be ‘up-cycled’ directly back to nature by providing agricultural waste with home composting. Packaging has been using more plant-based materials and the technology has come a long way in using plant-based materials. One of the latest works is a substance called MycoComposite.
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  • April 24, 2020

    Climate Action 2020

    Climate change was one of the top three environmental issues  facing Britons in 2019, our hottest decade and Climate Action is the theme for Earth Day 2020.  A study in 2013 found that 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause.  And suddenly, we have clearer skies and reduced carbon emissions  because of the global lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • April 13, 2020

    Reduce your Plastic Footprint

    Reduce your Plastic Footprint

    Calculate your plastic on-the-go footprint

    In the last blog we talked about the urgent need to be socially responsible in order to combat COVD-19.  Similarly, we have another contagion which we have nursed and encourage all these years and which is causing great and lasting undesirable impact and harm to our planet to combat – plastics!

    Since we use plastics in almost every part of our lives, we may not be ready to break up with plastic altogether, but there is some low-hanging fruit that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in our lives.

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