Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities

Just 4 days after UN declared code red for humanity in its IPCC report, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported July 2021 as the Earth’s hottest month ever recorded in 142 years. Few days later, a new earthquake struck Haiti, while wildfires were spreading in California, Turkey, Europe and Algeria, and Germany was still recovering from a major flood. FromContinue reading “Beyond Consumer: Green Citizen Responsibilities”

Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!

Laura A. Hernandez is the founder of Gwinnett Recycles, a grassroots community organization, and the Facebook group Zero Waste Gwinnett. She is a co-founder of Come Clean Gwinnett, which aims to empower citizens to reduce litter and blight. She hates to see anything go to waste and believes that Gwinnett County’s nearly one million residentsContinue reading “Natu Collective: Zero-Waste Wedding made it possible!”

Natu Collective: 8 Simple and Delightful Swaps to Start Your Sustainability Journey

Tiffany was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She enjoys marveling at nature, like rock formations and balanced ecosystems, and uses her curiosity to fuel her learning of how land came to be and the people who rely on it. Tiffany is currently completing her certificate in Sustainability &Continue reading “Natu Collective: 8 Simple and Delightful Swaps to Start Your Sustainability Journey”

Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where things are going back to normal, you can feel the excitement to (finally) go out and see family, friends or discover new destinations. A getaway to a different city, to the beach, lake or mountains usually requires more convenience and therefore, moreContinue reading “Going away this summer? 5 easy tips to cut down on plastic.”

Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?

Confused about compostable, biodegradable, eco-friendly? Who is not? With environmental awareness being brought to a wider audience, there are many companies launching new materials in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, which is great! The unfortunate result is a bit more confusion to an already very confused consumer, who wants to do better but doesn’tContinue reading “Will bioplastics fix the plastic waste crisis?”

10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!

People have been asking what we’re doing as a family to reduce our waste, so I decided to put a list together and oh my, I was surprised how much we achieved in a little over a year! I limited this post to the kitchen as I realized there’s content for future posts by room.Continue reading “10 Green Habits I started in 2020 – The Kitchen Chapter!”

The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle

We know many packaging items have been designed with the primary purpose to engage with the consumer, protect the contents within, and tell a strong brand story. Recycling features that create closed loop opportunities are woefully low on the list of priorities. Unfortunately, examples are everywhere: water bottles, spice jars, shampoo containers… Have you ever givenContinue reading “The Breakdown of a Plastic Bottle”

Natu Collective: How Livia incorporated grandma’s habits in her household

Natu is starting to post collaborative feeds from our global network. The first contributor is Livia. Livia lives in Stuttgart, Germany, with her husband and 2 kids. She likes to incorporate grandma’s habits in her lifestyle, bringing back natural and minimum processed food and cleaning products to her household. When Natu asked me to tell a coupleContinue reading “Natu Collective: How Livia incorporated grandma’s habits in her household”

Transparent is the new green

We understand that sometimes colored packaging is used to preserve a brand and its design identity, so consumers recall their favorite product when shopping. Think of green Sprite®, or red Tide® detergents. Did you know that some of those products are changing their packaging colors? And most importantly, do you know why? Coca-cola, for example,Continue reading “Transparent is the new green”

Tis the season… to take out the trash!

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans produce 25% more trash than usual? That’s about one million extra tons of garbage each week! All that wrapping paper, glitter, ribbons… which have an average lifetime of… 60 seconds? Give or take! $12 billion worth of packing material is spent every holiday seasonContinue reading “Tis the season… to take out the trash!”