As demand for sustainable packaging solutions reached its apex, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to stall progress as disposable gloves and single-use shopping bags returned to even the most sustainable consumers’ homes.
The annual celebration of Plastic-Free July last month felt a bit ironic as single-use solutions remained necessary to protect health and safety in this unprecedented moment in time.
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NEW YORK, July 14, 2020/3BL Media/ -- Plastic bag bans swept through cities, while coffee shops incentivized customers to use reusable cups. In recent years, avoiding plastic waste had become a “new normal” for many Americans. Then came the novel coronavirus, and with it a resurgence in single-use systems.
For Plastic-Free July, we’ll take a closer look at a circular model that ensures health and hygiene while providing an alternative to single-use.
It's no secret that the shipping business has a large carbon footprint. As companies & consumers look to reduce their own impacts on climate, companies like UPS are helping to make it easier. UPS has offered their customers a boost recently by matching carbon offsets on behalf of customers for the month of June. This is to mark World Environment Day which is June 5. We'll talk about how and why this offering is in place as well as where UPS is going in the future on their climate journey.