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Month: March 2021

Patagonia the best BCorp

Patagonia the best BCorp?

We’ve talked a lot about B Corps this month – but who is the best of the best? Is it Patagonia? The great thing is it is totally transparent so if you’re really keen you can go and look it up yourself!!

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Feeding seaweed to cows

Feeding seaweed to cows

A study this week found that feeding small amounts of seaweed to cows can drastically reduce their methane emissions, which is great news as far as the planet is concerned.

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Single use is better then reusable

Single use is better then reusable

A study has found that single use paper based packaging is more sustainable than multi-use containers use at fast food restaurant – the multi-use containers generating 2.7 times more CO2 over their lifecycle. As with most things sustainability the choices are not always clear – we all just need to

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Wooly water saving

Wooly water saving

Wool is an amazing material. When used to make jumpers it can be more sustainable than other materials. But how much better is it? Uses 70% less water than cotton?

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Greenwashing activism

Greenwashing activism

News this week that Greenpeace protestors painted an Air France plane. The stunt was meant to raise awareness of “greenwashing” by companies. We thing it was a remarkable achievement with a paint roller that long!

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Skittles red dye

Skittles red dye

For centuries dyes have been made from all sorts of natural materials. More recently synthetic alternatives have become more common. But how about Skittles? Is the red dye still made from crushed beetles? Or did we make that up?

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Period product waste

Period product waste

Sadly, as discussed on the Green Elephant Show today with @DignityNZ there are many girls and women in the world who do not have access to period products. This can also be a serious waste issue. Do you think on average women throw away 800- items? Or is it more?

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Electricity from Oranges

Electricity from Oranges

Great news from Seville this week as the city plans to put its waste oranges to good use. The oranges, which famously grow all over the city, are quite bitter and most usually go to waste. Now the authorities are collecting them and using the gases from the rotting fruits

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