45 days into 2023 already! The year has started with a bang, and the festivals are coming thick and fast. On this day of Valentines, we would like to wish all our friends, colleagues and well-wishers a very Happy Valentines!
Some of the interesting trends that we have seen are:
- More conscious consumption – quality and longevity are a key consideration in purchases, with consumers making fewer but more considerate purchases. This is good news for the environmentally conscious economy.
- Innovation, innovation, innovation – Every week we hear amazing stories of new startups, businesses, individuals coming up with fantastic new solutions. As one of the older players, it is very exciting to see our sector growing through increased demand and supply.
- Regulations for good? – We are seeing more and more countries legislating to meet their net zero targets. Some are fantastic, others are driven by great motives but poor implementation. For us as industry players, it is important to continue to lobby, challenge and lead the discussion on good legislation and even better implementation.
We hope that you find the news below just as exciting as we do. If you have any news, stories, or incidents that you want to highlight, please do let us know. For more regular updates please check out our LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
A round-up of the key environmental news this month.
Figures suggest more than four billion pieces of single-use cutlery are used in England each year.
British multinational to spend huge sums on carbon offsetting as new investigation reveals widespread problems with the market
Supermarket’s switch from glass to aluminium cans expected to halve carbon footprint per drink
The global cost of living crisis threatens to railroad efforts to combat climate change, the World Economic Forum said today
The latest from the packaging industry.
7 surprising benefits of using bagasse for food packaging
Ski slopes melt in Europe as UK reports hottest ever year
The tradition of Valentine’s Day has been widely celebrated for centuries. However, the holiday has been taken over by consumerism and led to an increase in the global carbon footprint. So today, we ask if this is a holiday to celebrate love or waste?