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Innovative ideas to reduce waste

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 by

How many single-use products do you use every day? Thanks to changes around single-use shopping bags over the past few years, most of us are aware that throwing away a ton of plastic is bad for the environment. Reusable shopping bags are in use nationwide, and it’s a great change for the better. However, it does give one pause for thought – what other aspects of everyday life are generating too much unnecessary waste?

Fortunately, there’s a lot of bright minds out there developing new products and business ideas to tackle the waste problem and make it easier for people to adopt a greener lifestyle. Read on to find out more about six innovative ideas that can help reduce the waste of single-use products in everyday life.

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10 ways you can help protect the planet

Thursday, May 14th, 2020 by

Our planet is beautiful so it makes sense that we want to protect it. There’s currently a huge drive to make sustainable changes in the way we live in a bid for each person to contribute to preserving the world around us. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start!

In recognition of Earth Hour this month and Earth Day next month, we’ve put together ten ways that you can help to reduce your waste and switch to sustainable options around your home to give back to the environment.

 

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Take care of the earth in 10 easy steps

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by

Did you know that global usage of disposable plastic bags is now at 5 trillion and up to 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute? In fact, half of the worlds plastic goes towards single use items!

On top of this, one third of plastic packaging used doesn’t even make it into our collection systems and is instead polluting our environment. The plastic that ends up in our oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year and can continue to do so for 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates! With 13 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year, this represents an alarming threat to our marine life.

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