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Written by envoPAP team

11th August 2022

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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.

Announcements

Business Of Shopping, featured envoPAP as one of the 'Top  Green Consumer Goods Startups In The UK'.

https://businessofshopping.com/19-top-green-consumer-goods-startups-in-united-kingdom/

If you’re in the business of making cards, envoPAP A3 paper is an ideal material for the same. Now available in the UK on Beaker Button, play your cards right!

https://www.beakerbutton.co.uk/envopap-a3-150gsm-card-sheets-15371-p.asp

Sustainable2 has published a case study about the impact our business model on people and the planet.

https://sustainable2.com/envopap-case-study.html

PRESENTING THE 'envoTUBE'

We are proud to present our latest product - the envoTUBE. Ideal for cosmetics, fragrances and spirits, please write to [email protected] for more information.

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To see the envoTUBE, visit us at FACHPACK from 27 to 29 September 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Our Planet

A round up of the key environmental news this month.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Industry Insights

The latest from the packaging industry.

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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.

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PLASTICS SOUTH AFRICA CALLS FOR A PLASTIC-FREE ENVIRONMENT


The industry body is advocating for a science-based, complementary strategy to eradicate unnecessary plastic.

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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?

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 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.

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This month's envoBLOG discusses 'What Is End-Of-Life In Packaging?'

BEHIND THE SCENES

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.

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We celebrated our 7th anniversary earlier this month and were joined by our near and dear ones from all over the globe.

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A company is only as good as its team and envoPAP thanks each and every team member for its continued growth.

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envoPAP participated in an EIT Food conference to explore how to build a resilient and sustainable agrifood ecosystem.

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The B Corp social, hosted by ActionFunder was a great opportunity for Pro-Planet companies to come together and share ideas about using business as force of good.

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It was great to celebrate the achievements and innovations of the Meaningful Business community across all aspects of the sustainable development goals at their first in-person event since Covid-19.

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