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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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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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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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Email per day

Email per day

Each one of the vast number of emails we send each day generates a tiny carbon footprint. This is a significant issue due to the volume of messages. But how many per day are there??

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Video conferencing growth

Video conferencing growth

Lockdowns and effects of global pandemic have led to a fundamental change in working arrangements for many people. Time will tell if this is a good thing. One side effect has been the use of video conferencing services such as Microsoft Teams. It has grown but how much?

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Slavery in Clothing Supply Chains

Slavery in Clothing Supply Chains

It is 2021 people! Amazing to think that modern slavery still exists. Even more astounding is that clothing retailers are aware of it, yet it is still there. How bad is this – 60% of retailers aware? More? Or less?

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Carbon footprint of shirts

Carbon footprint of shirts

These days there really is no excuse not to buy organic or recycled clothing, but if you do which do you think has the bigger carbon footprint? Polyester (FACT) or Cotton (FAKE)?

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