Great Britain is close to taking new efforts to reduce plastic trash. Using an overwhelmingly successful single-use plastic bag fee as inspiration, British officials are looking at the impact of other types of plastic and how to effectively handle such materials. If all goes according to plan the British crackdown on plastic will continue.
On average Americans throw away 25 billion paper coffee cups each year. This is a staggering amount, and accounts for a massive use of resources. To make matters worse disposable coffee cups are very difficult to recycle, and leave a long lasting and unfortunate legacy. What is the best way to take your coffee to go? In a reusable travel coffee cup – check out our infographic to learn why this is the cup of choice.
What Is the Lifecycle of a Plastic Bag?
Five trillion disposable plastic bags are produced each year. That’s a whole lot of bags using up a ton of resources, and they have some serious long-term environmental impacts. Check out our info graphic to follow the life cycle a plastic bag, and learn about the entire journey.
It’s Time to Start Making Sense of Bottled Water!
Staying hydrated is important; especially during the warmer summer months. Carrying water on the go is a great way to make sure you drink plenty of fluids, but the type of bottle you use makes all the difference to the environment. Bottled water has become big business and the environmental impact can be dire.
Disposable plastic bags may seem like an unremarkable item. They are a convenient way to carry things home from the store and many people do not give them much thought; however, the impact single-use plastic bags can have is staggering. If you haven’t made the switch to reusable grocery bags, this Infographic may change your mind.
In our most recent infographic we make sense of bottled water. From the expense to the environmental impact of the packaging and transporting the product, there are a lot of reasons why bottled water is just not worth it. By comparison, in our last post we talked about how tap water is a lot more cost effective and it even tastes better. Today we are pouring out three reasons why you need to ditch the plastic water bottle.
The paper and the print industry have unfairly gained a reputation as harmful to the environment, when the reality is almost the exact opposite. To get the facts and help dispel this myth, our sister company, Superior Business Solutions, created an Infographic that spells out the sustainability of both print and paper. You can see the Infographic below.
Tradeshows are a great opportunity to showcase your products and connect with your customers, but tradeshows also generate a ton of waste each year. Actually they generate 600,000 tons of trash each year courtesy of the 60 million people who attend during a normal year…
There are so many small changes you can make at the office to go green that can help employees feel like they are a part of a team that is creating positive change and helping with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Danika Carter at Your Organic Life shared a great pin on Pinterest about going green at the office. Keep reading and check out Danika’s pin below to learn more about how you can up the green factor at work and reap all of the benefits from environmental to cost savings to improved moral, these changes can have.
In all seriousness, the only environmentally responsible manner to dispose of single use plastic bags is recycling, and the bags need to be empty when recycled. Single use plastic bags are not biodegradable and they will not safely break down – they will essentially clog the landfill and cause the heap to grow larger. When disposable plastic bags are filled with trash and waste and thrown in a landfill, the plastic will even prevent biodegradable items within the bag from breaking down by cutting off exposure to the elements – so folks that bag of dog poop is there to stay. That’s not cool. You know your pooch wants to be green too!