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  • The Importance of Design In The Sustainability Movement

    Sustainability isn’t usually something that designers think when coming up with new ideas for a project. However, designers can play a big role in the sustainability and climate movement. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. Because they are creative. And if anything is going to get us out of the situation we are in, it will be creativity.

  • Cactus leather - yay or nay?

    Two entrepreneurs from Mexico have crafted an eco-friendly leather by developing a method of transforming cacti into a vegan leather. Marte Cázarez and Adrián López Velarde are on a mission to disrupt the $80 billion industry for leather by replicating to a high standard that is indistinguishable from the original. The entrepreneurs leveraged the cacti growing on their plantation in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, to create what they’ve called Desserto.

  • Sweden builds ‘renoducts’ for reindeers as a result of global warming

    ‘Renoducts’ is the newly given name by Swedish transport authorities for the bridges they are building for reindeers. A blend of reindeer and viaduct to form renoduct. These newly constructed renoducts will help Sweden’s 250,000 reindeers cross busy roads as they navigate further afield to find food.

  • Nzambi Matee discovers a way to make bricks from recycled plastic

    This week we're sharing an incredible story of innovation, inspired by Nzambi Matee, a young woman in Kenya who has started manufacturing bricks that are stronger than concrete from recycled plastic ... The company transforms plastic waste into durable construction products, producing up to an impressive 1500 bricks a day. They have recycled up to 20 tons of plastic waste.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s in style from the comfort of your home

    Valentine’s day in lockdown? Now we may not be getting ready to go to a fancy date in the Shard this year, but that doesn't mean romance is dead. There are plenty of ways to spoil your significant other, or yourself, this year, so we decided to make your shopping decisions that little bit easier and show you how you can make Valentine’s day special at home. We know you’re probably thinking it’s not quite as sexy as your usual Valentine’s plans, but it is a lot more sustainable than the last minute bouquet of roses from Tesco’s.

  • The world's most sustainable drinks company

    As January ends, we're officially getting 'in the spirit' and kicking off February with a blog post about beer (okay, our pun would've worked better if we were writing about spirits but hey, we tried). Today we wanted to highlight BrewDog as a company who we feel are making a conscious effort to operate in an eco-friendly manner, showing us that strides towards sustainability can be taken in all industries, even those that aren't always front of mind when we talk about sustainability.

  • Innovations in technology: Solar panel remote controls

    As most of us adapt to a new norm of working from home, it is no surprise our TV remotes are getting used a lot more. It’s an unnoticed contributor to our digital footprint. The new solar powered eco remote is far smaller than previous models and also is made from 28% recycled polyethylene terephthalate netting out at a total weight of 31 grams.
  • Veganism is here to stay

    Remember the days when Western veganism seemed nothing more than another passing fad? Well, the good news is it looks like a lot of us are more dedicated to the cause than originally expected by skeptics of the movement ... Whilst we're not going to delve into all the nuanced details of veganism today, we did want to share our findings on the beauty industry and why certain claims can be misleading.

  • Sustainable New Year's Resolutions

    2021 started 10 days ago and you might not have committed to your New Year's Resolutions yet (don't worry, we won't tell anyone). The good news is that we're here to help you out with some resolutions that won't be too difficult to commit to. Now you’re probably wondering what resolutions are we alluding to... the sustainable kind, of course.
  • A year in search (with thanks to Google)

    This week we thought we’d reflect on the crazy year we’ve had. Even though the negatives stood out for many of us, there were some surprisingly positive search trends, courtesy of Google’s Year in Search. We've chosen our favourite, uplifting searches to share with you below.

  • Supermarkets crack down on single-use plastic

    This Christmas, supermarkets including Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, ASDA, Morrisons and Iceland have made the move to reduce their single-use plastic products. Tesco announced this week that they have removed 20 million items of plastic from their Christmas range alone. Greenpeace estimates that a truckload of plastic enters the ocean every single minute and UK supermarkets produce 800,000 tonnes every year.

  • Eco-friendly paints are here

    Traditional household paints contain a high volume of volatile organic compounds, which can trigger many respiratory issues, from asthma to nausea and general lethargy. The good news is (you guessed it!) there are eco-friendly paint options out there ... Considering that eco-friendly paints are a relatively new concept, and potentially at risk of being greenwashed, we made it easy to understand what to look out for.