Plastic-Free July might be behind us, but let’s continue the good habits cultivated last month so our planet can regenerate itself faster. It sounds like a choice, but it’s really a necessity. With the UK seeing its highest recorded temperature of 40.3C last month and other climate events playing out globally, how many more signs do we need? A BBC survey recently found that plastic recycling simply ‘doesn’t work’. Scotland is getting ready to launch the ‘Deposit Return Scheme’ next year, where consumers will pay a very small deposit of 20P while buying food and beverages in single-use containers and get the deposit back upon returning the empty package. This is expected to bring about a 90% collection rate by 2025. Across the Atlantic, California has passed the USA’s most stringent plastic reduction bill, which “could prevent 23 million tons of plastic pollution by 2032”.
British online grocer Ocado has just launched a dedicated section on its website with over 1100 products from 35 B-Corp certified suppliers, giving a huge boost to the global movement that balances People and Planet alongside Profit. South African industry body – Plastics South Africa – has called for a plastic-free environment and science-based targets to achieve the same. A month after India and Canada banned single-use plastic, what are the implications on the beauty industry? With an increasing number of companies announcing sustainable packaging strategies, this month’s envoBLOG discusses ‘End-Of-Life in Packaging’. If you want to know what else has been keeping us busy, please check out ‘Behind The Scenes’ at the end of this newsletter.
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UK SURVEY SHOWS 'RECYCLING DOESN'T WORK'
The organisers of this unprecedented survey of household plastic waste have called for immediate action to tackle "jaw-dropping" findings.
A FRIGHTENING MILESTONE IN UK CLIMATE HISTORY
Met Office shows that the UK’s recent extreme heat was far more intense and widespread than previous comparable heatwaves.
SCOTLAND'S DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME
People will pay a deposit of 20p when they buy a drink in a single-use container and get reimbursed when they return the empty package.
CALIFORNIA'S PLASTIC REDUCTION BILL
California has passed the USA’s toughest plastic reduction bill, which could prevent 23 million tons of plastic pollution by 2032.
OCADO LAUNCHES AISLE FOR B-CORP-CERTIFIED BRANDS
Featuring more than 1,100 products from over 35 B-Corp certified suppliers this digital aisle has already attracted significant interest as customers look to make greener choices.
PLASTICS SOUTH AFRICA CALLS FOR A PLASTIC-FREE ENVIRONMENT
The industry body is advocating for a science-based, complementary strategy to eradicate unnecessary plastic.
HOW TO RESPOND TO THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY'S GREENWASHING PROBLEM
Pressure is growing to end superficial greenwashing initiatives. So how does a beauty brand demonstrate it really means what it says?
BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC: WHAT IT MEANS FOR BEAUTY INDUSTRY
The beauty industry contributes uses in excess of 120 billion units of packaging annually, and most of it is non-recyclable.
This month’s envoBLOG discusses ‘What Is End-Of-Life In Packaging?’
Kaushal was invited by his alma mater, the University of Southampton to join an esteemed panel to discuss ‘Enterprise & Entrepreneurship for Digital Economy’ where he discussed the future of packaging.