25
May
2019

In the past, sustainable packaging simply meant that it was recyclable. And while the 3Rs —Recycle, Reduce, Reuse — are the gold standard when it comes to eco-friendly practices, recycling has always reigned supreme. Today, sustainability must transcend the traditional norms, focusing on broader methodology that can provide concrete solutions to our world’s environmental crises. According to the Frontier Group, “about 30 percent of all ... MORE

25
May
2019

An ongoing expedition through Padma river, set to end in the Himalayas, aims to study and reduce contamination of oceans by single-use plastic The world is drowning in plastic pollution, warned a recent UN report. One million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute, while up to five trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year, according to the UN Environment. In total, half of all plastic produced is designed to be ... MORE

25
May
2019

Much of the media furore surrounding the UK’s impending exit from the EU (or perhaps just the uncertainty it has generated) has concentrated on the potentially negative economic consequences of the transition. However, fewer column inches have been devoted to the equally disastrous impact on the environment that Brexit could bring. As the signatory of the largest programme of environmental legislation to be found anywhere in the world, it’s ... MORE

24
May
2019

Victoria Beckham’s skin care line that’s set to launch in September will be eco-friendly, the former member of the Spice Girls and fashion entrepreneur said. Beckham told Fashion Network the collection will be “very sustainable” with packaging made from post-consumer materials, and that prices for the products will be kept “a little lower” while still emphasizing high quality. Victoria Beckham Beauty will launch as a digital-native ... MORE

24
May
2019

New research led by Hampden-Sydney College has revealed that microplastic pollution has become a bigger threat to baleen whales than oil spills or drilling. The whales have a hair-like tissue made of keratin in their massive jaws that they use to filter water and extract food, such as plankton and krill. According to the study, this critical feeding structure is much more likely to become clogged by trapping microplastics than by exposure to oil ... MORE