The Plastic Straw – Humble BUT Harmful

What do you get when you order a cold drink?

The ordinary single use plastic drinking straw, inevitably.  You put your lips to it without even noticing it, use it for about twenty minutes and discard it – without a thought for where it will land!

An unfortunate Costa Rican sea turtle was found with one blocking its airways!

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Easy Green New Year Resolutions

‘New Year Resolution – Think Green’ – often repeated mantra.

But hey! no harm in repeating something that will benefit all of us. And these very doable green resolutions that we will find easy to stick to and we will not slip into our old convenient eco-unfriendly ways. Remember, big things often have small beginnings and so let’s go waste-free at the individual level and do our bit to support the UN resolution to stop plastic from entering the ocean. So for the eco-slackers, here are some easy Green New Year resolutions.  These simple resolutions will help you save money, cut your carbon footprints and decrease your home waste.

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Crack a Handful of Healthy Nuts

Crack a handful of HEALTHY nuts everyday with your loved ones this festive season.

A bowl of nuts ready with a nutcracker is very much part of Christmas festivity and deco in any home. Aside from promoting family togetherness, the action of cracking a nut and enjoying it comes with many health benefits too.

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Holistic Environmental Footprint

Holistic Environmental Footprint

Considering the front end and the back end of the production of packaging.

 

We often focus on waste management and disposal of single-use and disposable of packaging. We are not wrong in doing so as we do need to manage our waste and consider the type of product (sustainable or non sustainable) as well as the method of disposal.

But in this obsession with the disposal and waste management, that is the back end; we forget the equally important front end stage; that is the production of such packaging.  We forget how the manufacturing of the packaging can have more of an impact on the environment than even its disposal.

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Is Carbon Offset Legit?

Carbon offsetting is an internationally recognised way undertaken by many businesses to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and portray themselves as environmentally responsible corporations to their investors and customers.

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The Impossible Compostables!

Businesses are increasingly using environmental claims  such as ‘being compostable’ in order to differentiate themselves and their products from their competitors.  But are such claims substantiated and appropriately qualified. Most of the time they are not as it is quite impossible to be  100% compostable!

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