Sustainability
Climate Change Is Impacting Millennial Consumer Habits

Climate Change Is Impacting Millennial Consumer Habits

About half of Millennials say they research brands before buying and actively look for more sustainable practices in their consumerism. This is causing drastic changes in the consumer market – all the way from food manufacturing to the luxury goods industry.

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Interview of the Week: Dune Ives

Interview of the Week: Dune Ives

Dune Ives is the Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation, a non-profit organization raising awareness for ocean health. At the Lonely Whale, Dune designs and leads change-making ocean conservation initiatives to address key drivers of environmental degradation and species decline. I (Miro) sat down with Dune to learn more about Lonely Whale’s latest campaign, […]

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Trudeau Announces Canada Will Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021

Trudeau Announces Canada Will Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021

The government of Canada announced this week that it will ban many single-use plastic items by 2021 and also plans to make companies that manufacture or sell plastic products take responsibility for recycling their plastic waste.  According to CBC News, the government is likely to follow the European Union, which voted last March to ban plastic items for which market alternatives exist — such as single-use plastic cutlery and plates — and items made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags.

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One Reusable Thing: Starbucks and Returnable Cups

One Reusable Thing: Starbucks and Returnable Cups


Starbucks launched an experiment this week at London’s Gatwick airport to see whether they could incentivize customers to use returnable cups in an effort to cut down on the 7 million paper coffee cups that travelers there use each year – even though the vast majority of those are recycled. The trial will offer passengers […]

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Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

One of the biggest environmental topics both in our current public dialogue and here at the Sustainable Brands conference from where I’m (Miro) reporting is that of plastic pollution. Already in the past year, several corporate commitments have been made with the stated goal of reducing plastics in the environment but can a multitude of […]

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How Can Companies Earnestly Tackle Ocean Plastic?

How Can Companies Earnestly Tackle Ocean Plastic?

Marine plastic pollution, as we often mention here, is a staggering problem–one which left unaddressed will ensure that there is more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. While companies have announced initiatives to combat the plastic waste crisis, our question is always, how do you stop new plastic from being made while […]

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