Another ice-cream brand has joined us in the green movement and we’ve discovered our clothes are contributing to the plastic problem. Check out the hottest sustainability news of the past week.
1. “Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire.”
2. Ben & Jerry’s goes plastic-lite!
Your delicious midnight Netflix snack is now going plastic-lite! Ben & Jerry’s just announced their efforts to reduce their use of plastics. By April 2019, expect their stores to only offer wooden spoons and that straws are only available when asked. From their vegan option launch to this, we love it when big brands are going green-er!
3. Loop helps you close the loop with big brands.
Davos is buzzing with urgency and innovation. Loop made their launch at the World Economic Forum and are piloting a new system with high-quality packaging that allows consumers to return and refill their favourite products for big brands. It’s the rebirth of refillable and reusables.
4. Android users, Samsung is getting rid of plastic packaging!
Samsung is jumping on the bandwagon and have pledged to reduce the amount of plastic waste from their products. As the largest smartphone maker in the world, their pledge is going to help reduce so much waste from their packaging. Expect your Samsung phones, tablets and wearables to be packaged in bio-based or recycled plastics instead and also expect matte exteriors instead of glossy ones to reduce the plastic protection films used.
5. Milk might not be the best for you.
In Canada’s latest food guide, which provides Canadians with nutritional advice for optimal health, they have kinda done away with dairy. This guide comes aptly during a time where many Canadians are cutting their consumption on meat and dairy for the environment, health or ethical reasons.