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.
Register now for the next event in 3BL Media’s ‘Learn from Home’ series.
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.
TriplePundit, which has covered the business of doing better since 2005, will invite the sustainability and corporate responsibility community into its newsroom April 1 in a virtual open house. Registration isfree and open now.
by Nate Hurst Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP
Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today, affecting not only the environment but the core foundation of economies, livelihoods, food security, health, and quality of life.
As a business community, it’s urgent that we understand our impacts in the world and take decisive actions that align with what climate science tells us are needed to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Welcome to the weekly TriplePundit Flash. Every Monday, we will offer up a quick rundown of the stories the editors at 3p think you need to know and today, we’re proud to share the top stories to kick off Women’s History Month.
Why Shifting Gender Balance in Wealth Brings Ripple Effects
Back in 2011, outdoor gear giant Patagonia shocked the country by taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times with the message “Don’t Buy This Jacket” emblazoned over its best-selling coat. The ad, which ran in advance of Black Friday, called on shoppers to “buy less and to reflect before you spend a dime on this jacket or anything else.”
Most of us don’t think too closely about dirt, but perhaps we should. After all, it’s the foundation of all life on Earth.
Beyond sustaining plant life—and the rest of the food chain along with it—soil itself is very much alive. One handful of dirt contains up to 50 billion bacteria and hundreds of thousands of individual fungal cells. As these microorganisms move through the soil, they feast on minerals and dead organic matter and leave nutrients behind, allowing plants to grow and ecosystems to thrive.