Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

Green Living Guy

As pollution causes a significant loss of biodiversity and humans now face a compromised aquatic-based food system, it’s time to meet a simple truth: The world has a serious plastic problem. The post Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

Envirotec Magazine

A new range of biodegradable guards will help to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips while improving landscape management, says the firm behind them. Flat packed and easy to install, says the firm, the guards are secured with a cane, negating the need for plastic ties.

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Everyday Essential Items for Green Living

Green Living Guy

Taking care of the environment and saving the planet from the devastating effects of climate change is possible through effortless acts in your everyday life. And switching your lifestyle to using eco-friendly products can help achieve this objective.

Sustainable Packaging: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Options For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Packaging: Customers Expect It. One of the biggest culprits of plastic and styrofoam pollution in the world is the packaging materials that companies use in shipping their products. Businesses need to become more sustainable and shift to more eco friendly packaging.

Top Ways To Significantly Reduce Harmful Waste On Your Daily Life

Green Living Guy

Therefore, reducing waste can lessen the effect of pollution on our planet and promote sustainable living. Climate Resiliency Eco Friendly Products Environment global warming going green pollution sustainability biodegradable Compost plastic reduce waste single-use items

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The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Trash Bags According to Greenpeace

Green Living Guy

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Firms target hard to recycle plastic packaging reduction with biodegradable alternative

Envirotec Magazine

Packaging firm DS Smithand and Aquapak, a developer of biodegradable polymer, are teaming up to develop sustainable fibre based packaging solutions that they say will replace hard to recycle packaging made from combined materials such as cardboard and plastic.

Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

Plastic production has considerably increased since the early 1950s, researchers estimate that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since then which is the equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers.

How Big a Difference Can Biodegradable Straws Make to the Environment?

Green Business Bureau

Disposable plastics are posing serious problems for our planet. Across Europe, a single-use plastic ban will come into effect from 2021, targeting straws, cotton buds, and disposable cutlery, among other products. Biodegradable straws are one of the alternatives available that fit these criteria. As you will know, conventional plastics can take as long as 500 years to decompose in nature. What are Biodegradable Straws? The Benefits of Biodegradable Straws.

4 Features Of A Green Supply Chain

Green Living Guy

Now more than ever, there’s that clamor to switch to more eco-friendly and sustainable practices. For many decades now, environmentalism has been on the front line of concerns both by individuals and businesses alike.

Hotel Sustainability & Waste Management: Reducing Food, Water and Plastic Waste

Green Business Bureau

This article exposes the flawed system of waste management within hotels and provides practical solutions for reducing three prominent hotel wastes: food, water and plastic waste. Implement the 4-R’s for Plastic Waste Reduction.

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Finally, fully biodegradable toothpaste tubes are here

AGreenLiving

But what if those pesky toothpaste tubes were made of something biodegradable ? But this sustainable toothpaste from Rocc Naturals is aiming to help manage this ever-growing plastic crisis. The cap and box are recyclable, and the paper stock is sustainably sourced.

Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials

Inhabitat - Innovation

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic, that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States. Luckily, some passionate designers from London have decided to develop a sustainable option to divert waste from landfills

3 x Household Products That Need To Be Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

How many things can you see that could definitely do with a sustainable upgrade? I bet you’ve found quite a few, but here are 3 household products that need to be sustainable. Their toilet roll arrives in plastic-free packaging, too. Sustainability household Products sustainabl

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics

GreenBiz

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics. Its landmark report, "The New Plastics Economy," sounded the alarm in 2016 that if "business as usual" continues, by 2025 the ocean may hold more plastic than fish by weight. Chief sustainability officers.

Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper

AGreenLiving

Sustainable living is an ongoing pursuit that requires evaluating each purchase and every product we use. As part of her master’s thesis, Luisa Kahlfeldt created Sumo, a natural, biodegradable diaper that is as gentle on the planet as it is on a baby’s skin.

U of M startup to manufacture biodegradable shopping bags

Green Living Guy

Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. He found the technology, a lignin-based biodegradable plastic, on the Office for Technology Commercialization’s website. According to Cao, one million plastic bags are used globally every minute.

4 Features Of A Green Supply Chain

Green Living Guy

Now more than ever, there’s that clamor to switch to more eco-friendly and sustainable practices. For many decades now, environmentalism has been on the front line of concerns both by individuals and businesses alike.

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

AGreenLiving

New fashion house Valani has launched its debut collection of biodegradable separates and dresses inspired by “light living.” The fashion brand has designed its pieces to reflect sustainability, with soft styles that can be worn throughout the year — regardless of season.

Tarform’s electric motorcycle is built from recyclable and biodegradable materials

Charged

A Brooklyn-based startup is building electric motorcycles that are made from recyclable and natural biodegradable materials. If you were to build a bike with sustainability in mind, what principles would it be [based on]?

Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives

Green Business Bureau

Retailers need to make the switch from plastic shopping bags to eco-friendly alternatives. Plastic bags are not biodegradable and can last over a 1000 years. They can blow away from landfills, trash piles and garbage trucks to pollute the environment and become a serious danger to wildlife since many animals end up swallowing or choking on the plastic. Plastic bags are so lightweight that they can travel long distances through the wind and water.

How Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Plastic Waste

Mr. Sustainability

‘Non-Fungible Tokens’ (NFTs) could serve as a material passport across the plastic supply chain, by Robert Weegenaar Summary - Blockchains are proving extremely useful for tracking materials across all sorts of supply chains and creating transparent and immutable audit trails.

There are no 'silver bullet' solutions to plastics

GreenBiz

There are no 'silver bullet' solutions to plastics. The latest culprit: Bacardi unveiled a bioplastic bottle that can biodegrade in compost systems, freshwater and oceans in 18 months. Bacardi is calling its initiative "a silver bullet in the fight against plastic pollution.". With limited global composting infrastructure, the likelihood that a theoretically biodegradable bottle will be composted in practice is low. Plastic. Plastic Waste.

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

AGreenLiving

Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet. One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans.

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

AGreenLiving

In an effort to help reduce food packaging waste, non-alcoholic spirit company Seedlip is introducing a Mycelium Gift Pack wrapped in biodegradable mushroom packaging. This fully bio-contributing material is also biodegradable, recyclable and compostable.

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. We really want to make sure that sustainable choices like reusable packaging aren’t just limited for people who can pay extra for their goods."

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

Light bulbs and lamp shades go together like peanut butter and jelly so when Plumen had an idea for a natural looking shade, they turned to designer Luke Deering with very specific goals in mind: make it elegant and make it sustainable. This process streamlines the manufacturing and supports the sustainability goals of the project too. That’s because the shade is printed from PLA bioplastic, a material that is made up of 90 percent recycled plastic and plant products.

Plastic Straw Alternatives: 10 Eco-Friendly Choices

Green Business Bureau

It’s time to be more eco-friendly and introduce plastic straws alternatives, especially if you’re a restaurant owner. There are some great plastic straw alternatives that we’ve organized, described and found suppliers for. Restaurants Move to Eliminate Plastic Straws. Recently, restaurants have been acknowledging the severity of this issue and have stepped up to the plate in an effort to minimize plastic waste. Plastic Straw Alternatives for Eco-Friendly Businesses.

This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae

AGreenLiving

The Vollebak Plant and Algae T-Shirt is an example of clothing that is produced with a vision for the end of the product life cycle when the shirt can be thrown in a landfill where it will biodegrade within a few months. Beginning at the source, the Algae T uses eucalyptus, spruce, and beech wood from sustainably-harvested forested that are certified by both the Forestry Sustainability Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

AGreenLiving

Along the way, the plastic cases used to protect our expensive investment quickly become outdated and end up in landfills, where they sit for hundreds to thousands of years. Habitat Botanicals develops soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and even deodorants that are zero-waste and plastic-free.

Green footwear brand steps up with 'world's first' biodegradable, plastic-free trainers

Business Green

WAES Footwear launches trainers made from organic cotton and leather, and sustainably-sourced rubber

5 Benefits Of Using Sustainable Cotton Calico Bags

The Environmental Blog

Living sustainably has become increasingly important nowadays since the environment is slowly deteriorating. The constant use of single-use plastic and immeasurable amounts of waste thrown away is a threat to nature and people’s health.

Top 8 Sustainable Fishing Practices: Small Business Sustainability Guide

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Fishing. Commercial fishing businesses must transition to more sustainable fishing practices. In order for the fishing industry to become more sustainable they should take the following steps: Eliminate bycatch. Prevent ocean waste from plastic netting.

Roll up, roll up: Refillable, biodegradable deodorant start-up raises £500,000

Business Green

Firm founded by ex-marketing director of Hello Fresh says onus is on startups to encourage sustainable consumption. It is time for natural and sustainable products to break out of the niche stereotypes of plain rustic packaging and sterile copy," Ward added. "We

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION. The industry is moving toward sustainable construction. General contracting businesses that are eco-friendly and practice sustainability are realizing real benefits including new customers including sales growth. . Sustainable Plumbing.

Sustainability Guide for General Contractors: Sustainable Construction and Renovations

Green Business Bureau

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION. General contracting businesses that are eco-friendly and practice sustainability are realizing real benefits including new customers and sales growth. . Now more than ever consumers are using their purchasing power to push companies to be more sustainable.

How Sustainability Innovation Is Driving The Green Economy

Green Business Bureau

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION? In the world of business, sustainability innovation can be defined as the process of evolving old business models and creating new ventures that realize economic value and generate positive environmental and social impacts simultaneously.

The Sustainable Solution for Dog Waste Removal

The Environmental Blog

They’re either using plastic, biodegradable, or compostable bags , none of which are ideal. Plastic bags are not environmentally sustainable, biodegradable bags stay in landfills for extended periods of time, and compostable bags still require the dog owner to come in direct contact with the dog waste. Eighty-nine point seven million. That’s how many dogs live in the United States, according to the 2017 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.

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This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

AGreenLiving

LA-based startup Mi Terro is using biotechnology to turn a portion of that food waste into sustainable fibers for biodegradable T-shirts. Its innovative, patent-pending process can also be used to make other eco-friendly products and offer a sustainable substitute for plastic.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

The key to alleviating the damage our food production system creates starts with the selection and procurement of sustainably grown and produced products. Sustainable Food Sourcing Best Practices. Source from sustainable and ethical food providers. Sustainable Food Choices.

Top Marketing Strategies for Sustainable Businesses

The Environmental Blog

Sustainable businesses tend to consider the important roles of the environment and how to protect nature for a successful business. In that way, sustainability can be achieved and maintained while facing various business challenges. Below are the top marketing strategies for sustainable businesses. Sustainability marketing is defined as creating and maintaining sustainable relationships not only with customers but also with the natural and social environment.

Which plastics tax? Policymakers face fresh pressure over plastics tax and compostable packaging

Business Green

Environmental arguments are continuing to be made both for and against the inclusion of compostable plastics in the government's planned plastics tax. Expert evidence and public opinion align in saying that each plastic stream must adapt its own solution immediately.

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 3 – around the home

Low Impact

Explore how to reduce plastic use in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and even the garden, with the help of our friends at Ethical.net. Plastic packaging is, of course, not the end of the story; most of us also have a huge array of plastic items in our homes.