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.
A report in the guardian: The plastics problem: are natural alternatives doing more harm than good? sounds like a sequel to last week’s blog on ‘The Impossible Compostable’
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!
If we want to make a significant difference to climate change and global warming, then we need to get serious about investing in nature.
Ever made a meal that was too big or you prepared too much of? Sure; either save the leftovers or throw them in the trash. But often times when we simply throw food in the trash, we are unaware of the harm we are causing on our environment.
Are people growing numb to the term “eco-friendly”? What does the term really mean in the eyes of those who truly take care of our earth in comparison with those who just assume they take care of our earth?
Positive Public Relations
When a business uses energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling, reduces its water use, recycles office materials, organizes employee community cleanup activities, uses recycled materials and creates less waste. You then generate positive public relations in your community, industry and with your customers.
You can advertise yourself as a green company or your products as green on your product packaging, in your advertising and on your website.
Water for sale! Why are we paying for water that we can get free from the tap? Sounds crazy?
The single use water bottle – of all our other modern day consumerism, it epitomizes our un-ecological consumption. It ‘assaults’ not only our environment but also our intelligence and our wallet.
Reduce your use of plastics!
Most of us find our weekly trash compose more of recyclable pink bags than the black garbage bags. We tend to put all kinds of ‘recyclable’ waste into these pink bags. Does this mean we are doing our bit for the environment?
Our recyclable pink bags are mainly full of all kinds of plastic waste. Does all of it get recycled? And if it doesn’t then where does it end up? Questions we should all be serious about getting answers to.
Are you lining your stomach with wax on a daily basis with your paper coffee cup?
Have you ever suffered from abdominal pain, the cause of which cannot be explained? The reason could be your popular disposable paper cup that you use to drink your coffee or tea from.