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Innovations Working to Reduce Ocean-Bound Plastics
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·04·20
The current news and statistics about plastics in our ocean are, in a simple word, depressing. Innovations working to reduce ocean-bound plastics are just some of the stories that can give us hope for the future of our environment.
How Can We Reduce Packaging Waste?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·01·20
Shopping bags, water bottles, food wraps, coffee cups… these are all daily use packaging that we use and dispose of without a second thought. The average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. It’s only valuable to us long enough to hold our times from point of purchase to point of use or storage. […]
Giving Back to a Circular Economy
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BY Sam Colyer ·
06·29·20
Welcome to #TRVSTLOVES. We curate news, ideas and inspiration from across the world which demonstrate how real action can accomplish positive social impact. A circular economy focuses on reducing waste at all stages of production, whilst also minimising environmental impacts. This month we’re looking at some great initiatives which encourage the reduce, reuse and recycle concept.
Community Recycling Projects
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06·19·20
Recycling community waste is a big step on the road to sustainability for your immediate environment. And making use of things that we might otherwise throw away can also help to enhance the lives of locals in a range of ways. There are several creative and imaginative methods in which community recycling projects can help […]
Vrikshit Foundation
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BY Shankar Singh ·
06·07·20
Vrikshit is a foundation founded by and made up of young people who want to see change in India. We are willing to strive to make India not only clean, but also green. Our ongoing efforts help to raise awareness about the sanitation gap that impacts so many people’s lives in India.
Single Use Plastics in Healthcare and Hospitals
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·03·20
Anyone trying to live sustainably will easily discover how challenging it can be to remove single-use plastics from their lives. That’s only in homes and the everyday workplace. Eliminating single-use plastic use in healthcare and hospitals is an even more challenging issue. 
Compost Food Waste Instead of Throwing It Away
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
One of the best things you can do to live in a greener and more eco-friendly way is to compost food waste instead of throwing it away. Composting is far easier than you may imagine. Even if you don't have a garden or any outside space at all, there are ways to compost food waste […]
How Many Plastic Bags Are in the Ocean?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Globally, we use (a shocking) 5 trillion plastic bags each year. That is more than 700 a year for each individual on Earth and 160,000 every second! We use around 100 billion plastic bags each year in the US alone. How many of these plastic bags find their way into our Oceans?
Choose Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Cutlery
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Single-use plastic cutlery is one more item to absolutely refuse while moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle. If you want to live more sustainably and ethically, then all single-use plastic has to go. We need to break our reliance on non-biodegradable fossil fuel products and transition to a low carbon society. Breaking our plastic addiction is […]
Best Plastic Free Chewing Gum - Choose Your Gum Wisely
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Every item we buy, including the tiny ones, have more impact than we realise. Unfortunately, many of these small purchasing decisions could come with negative consequences. Chewing gum is one decision that could hurt people and the planet. Thankfully today you can choose plastic free chewing gum. 
How Can We Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·28·20
Experts estimate that about 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year. These numbers are overwhelming and as changemakers, it's hard to imagine how we can reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. But sustainability begins at home. 
Innovations in Sustainable Food Packaging
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·27·20
On a global scale, we need a wholesale rethink of how we package most of our purchased food. Food packaging forms a major component of the waste from most households. According to the EPA, we can attribute almost 45% of the waste in US landfills to food and packaging. Many of those packages are food-related. […]
Stainless Steel vs. Plastic Water Bottles - How to Choose?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·23·20
Many of us are now trying our best to reject single-use plastics whenever we can. Plastics can, of course, be very useful materials. But there is a range of reasons why single-use items, such as plastic bottles, have no place in our modern world. Thankfully, we have the option of saying no to plastic bottles […]
How to Reduce Paper Waste in the Office?
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
04·14·20
Paper and paper waste are both present in the workspace. With the introduction of virtual & digital document processing, we expected to see paper waste become less of a problem. And although we use less paper now, the numbers are still significant enough to pose a problem. So here are a few strategies to reduce paper […]
International Coastal Cleanup Day - Everything You Need to Know
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04·04·20
As far as making a difference to our environment goes, it doesn’t get much bigger than the International Coastal Cleanup Day. This annual event involves people across the globe in beach clean-ups. The Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on the third Saturday of September. 
Plastic Waste in Road Construction For Sustainable Plastic Paving
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03·30·20
Plastic waste. Today, we all now have an understanding of the role we need to play when it comes to reducing waste. This is particularly true when it comes to plastic. We also all appreciate that continually depleting our oil reserves to create new plastic is not sustainable. As such, we need to find ways […]
7 Ocean Plastic Jewelry Brands Using Recycled and Discarded Plastic
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
03·18·20
Today more and more eco-conscious brands are creating ocean plastic jewelry. Here we’ve curated 6 of our favourite brands who use plastic waste collected from the ocean to create beautiful and wearable jewelry. 
How Can We Convert Food Waste to Energy?
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02·09·20
So much of the food that we produce or consume goes to waste. In fact, 1.3 billion tons of food goes to waste each year and much of that will go to landfill. As a result, this food waste breaks down and produces methane and methane is far more damaging to our environment than CO2. […]
7 Urban Agriculture & Food Sustainability Projects
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
02·09·20
Many of us now share the goal to live more sustainably. Through the food choices we make, we can reduce our individual impact on our planet. Here we take a look at 7 food sustainability projects and how they show the way towards a more sustainable future.
The Rise of Communities Going Plastic Free
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·31·20
Our entire environment is facing a number of significant challenges. With growing awareness and a growing consumer backlash to single-use plastic, we’re starting to see whole communities going plastic-free. People are coming together to do their bit, mobilising and making changes where they live. In doing so showing that whole communities can in fact go plastic-free. 
What is Eco-Friendly Plastic? And 8 Benefits
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01·31·20
As useful as it might be, plastic is a bit of a menace when it comes to our environment. This handy material has been used in manufacturing for decades. It provides us with so many solutions yet is traditional plastic soon to be a thing of the past? And what are the benefits of eco-friendly […]
4 Compelling Reasons to Recycle Food Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·30·20
Across the developed world a great deal of us takes our food supply for granted. We have ample choice, supermarkets shelves are stocked full and a simple click later we’ll receive whatever our budget can afford delivered to our homes the next day. Given that we all will recognise at some point food needlessly going […]
12 Reasons to Buy Local Food
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01·26·20
Supermarkets offer variety and more importantly, convenience. However, this does not necessarily make supermarkets the right choice. With growing numbers of local producers and retailers, there are many reasons to buy local food. From fruits and vegetables to meat and dairy, local produce offers us something different to the products we can buy in a […]
Advantages and Disadvantages of Glass Milk Bottles - A Come Back?
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01·25·20
Many of us will still remember the days when we used to be able to purchase milk in glass bottles. In fact, that sound of the milk cart powering up the street and the clinking of bottles is synonymous with bygone decades. However, times have changed and plastic is now the preferred way to store […]
Banning Single Use Plastic Bags - Ban the Bag
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01·23·20
As consumers, for decades we could shop and rely on plastic bags. Even when purchasing single items, we would happily walk out of the shop carrying them in a plastic bag. Many people then chose to use these plastic bags to collect rubbish around the home or re-use them for everything from carrying school lunches […]
Waste Quotes
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01·06·20
As the human population and overconsumption grow, the waste we produce becomes harder to get rid of. With adequate waste management, we tend to think that waste does not affect us. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Many influential individuals and activists are lending their voices to raise awareness of waste recycling. From powerful […]
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