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How you get sustainability solutions really adopted at scale has to do with not having a massive consumer behaviour shift. – Daniela Saltzman, LoliwareThere’s astute thinking in seaweed straw makers, Loliware’s philosophy of not requiring massive consumer behaviour change to become more sustainable. This makes sense as we want our products to be less environmentally toxic but very often not to the detriment of our creature comforts!
Shops simply have no option but to inspire and delight customers – offering both fantastic products and personalised seamless experiences. – Peter Cross, customer experience director at John Lewis & PartnersThe UK Telegraph reports: “The end of the bagged salad could be nigh” as John Lewis supermarkets may soon have “living” vegetable aisles by the end of 2019. It is an inspiring direction, one South African supermarkets are sure to be watching closely.
Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...
Sabrina Chakori 6 Feb 2019
Every year 900 million useless toothpaste boxes are produced just in the United States. So the question is who can change this? Politicians? Corporations? Well, there is one place this is done differently – Iceland. – Alan’s TheoryOn his YouTube channel Alan asks the questions about products, which we should be asking ourselves. He points out that billions of toothpaste boxes are made for no real reason (other than aesthetics) and thrown away - but in the process “millions of trees are grown and billions of gallons of water are spent to grow them and turn them into boxes".
Upcycling doesn't just decrease waste and contribute to 'zero to landfill' initiatives, it's also creating a new ecosystem that supports communities, enables skills growth and helps organisations...
Yasmine Miemiec 16 Jan 2019
Every time you buy a pair of Billabong boardshorts you can happily know that you have helped take a few bottles out of the ocean and paid towards the recycling of plastic. – Aimee PaceThis is such a great brand move by Billabong, which has a history of green innovation and the right consumer following to make this an important long-term commitment. Back in 2007 Billabong was the first business to create boardshorts from recycled PET bottles (bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate). This is done by breaking down the recycled bottles into pellets which are manipulated into a yarn and woven into fabric.
The target audience for the eco-capsule micro home is anyone who needs to remain in the outdoor nature for a long time. This includes scientists, researchers, bold tourists, photographers and camping lovers. – Bryan GroenendaalThe Ecocapsule micro home calls itself beautiful, smart, self-sustainable and is able to produce 750w of clean energy using the wind turbine and around 880w using the solar panels. It’s not cheap, but they do guarantee the cost of the capsule will lower as production increases in the future.
One of the most important aspects of making a quality chocolate product is ensuring the wellbeing of the people who make the product, from our cocoa farmers to our associates in factories. – Leslie Philipsen, brand director, Dove ChocolateCoinciding with International Women’s Month 2019, Dove Chocolate has opened a new marketplace in the village of Gueyo, in the cocoa fields of Cote d'Ivoire. This area will provide space for the local women to sell their goods daily. This initiative has been done in partnership with Care. Amazon Online are also involved and with every online purchase of Dove’s Chocolate Promises on their website $5.00 will be donated to the humanitarian organisation helping to address global poverty.