The Press is full of talk about the need for businesses to become more sustainable, but it's often hard to know where to start. Here are some top tips you can adopt. If you want to go further, give me a call or drop me an email for some more suggestions. Feel free to add … Continue reading Top tips to make your business sustainable
June 5th is World Environment Day, the date that the United Nations designated to raise awareness of the environment and focus political attention and action worldwide. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted … Continue reading Plastic Free focus for World Environmental Day
Change can be complicated. There is often resistance, time needed to adapt and nostalgia for the way things were and the possibility that it might not work. But as a species, we are always changing – who we are, where we are, how we do things, what we do and what we use. If we … Continue reading The law of unintended consequences
It’s not so long ago that I was struggling with a full time job and a growing family with bottomless stomachs. Not only was I extremely time poor, but I was also trying to manage on a very tight budget so had neither the opportunity of spending hours concocting nutritious meals, nor the option of … Continue reading A plea for tolerance in the war on single use plastics
As a species, humankind seems to be both incredibly innovative and creative, but infinitely destructive, often both at the same time. Throughout history, periods of warfare have been followed by great leaps in social, political and cultural development. We only have to look at the Renaissance, perhaps the period in history which influenced our current … Continue reading In the midst of darkness, look for the light!
To date, we have looked to Government initiatives and agreements to drive the sustainability agenda, with multinational talks and agreements to set targets. However, these don’t seem to have been very successful, as despite Heads of State signing up to limit global warming to 20C by 2050, it looks as though we will have trouble … Continue reading Are individual behaviours making a bigger impact than Governments?
This month is Plastic Free July, an initiative to raise awareness of the problems associated with single use plastic items #choosetorefuse. Plastics don’t break down and will cause problems for hundreds of years to come. Who can ignore the increasing problems caused by waste plastic – the pictures of whales starving to death as their … Continue reading How your business can cut your waste costs during Plastic Free July
This week, Marks and Spencer’s announced they are going to be labelling avocados with lasers instead of stickers. This will save them 10 tonnes of paper and 5 tonnes of glue every year. They believe it will use less energy and resources and reduce their carbon footprint. If this trial is successful, they will be … Continue reading The economy of sustainability