Remember not too long ago, when your parents need to bring that glass bottle back to the supermarket to get back a deposit? Well, that’s been in decline for years. In 2010, only 11% of Coca-Cola’s packaging was refillable glass. You can get nostalgic in Europe too, where 40% of beverage packaging was refillable inContinue reading “REUSE is trending again.”
Halloween is almost here, which means it’s time to get the decorations up, pick a costume, and stock up on candy. Like most holidays, a dramatic increase in waste is expected over Halloween — waste that can and should be avoided. We generate waste in almost everything we do, from pumpkin carving to the plasticContinue reading “How to Reduce your Waste during Halloween!”
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”
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.”
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”
A recent report from Ocean Conservancy found candy & snack wrappers as the top litter in the ocean. For 34 years it was cigarettes butts. Trash end up in the ocean not just because people litter. A big part of the problem is that recycling infrastructure is not in place to reincorporate all materials back into production. Candy wrappers are not recyclable. They are light and fly from the garbage trucks and landfills, ending up in rivers and ultimately the oceans.