Happy Halloween everyone! We hope you’ve had a spooky holiday and an amazing autumn so far. We are getting closer and closer to winter and to the end of the year!
During October, we have seen a lot of amazing packaging designs, new innovations and improvements to help the environment.
In this post, we have collected the 5 articles we think you need to read, and it covers topics from fighting ocean pollution and helping the air pollution problems, to a new type of food wrapping, and of course a Case Study with our amazing client Sweet Coffee!
These are articles you don’t want to miss, so check them out below!
Norway Urges to Clean Up the Oceans
The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, the largest said fund in the world, together with the Norwegian government has announced a commitment to help combat the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Over the next 4 years, the government will be contributing with $200 million, and as a second important pillar, they hope it will also help in restoring the sea life.
“One of the main problems is the almost complete lack of waste management systems in developing countries”, said the Norwegian Minister of International Development.
We are all aware of the negative effects that plastic has on the environment. Especially if this plastic is difficult or extremely costly to be recycled. Invented, designed and produced by the American Sarah Kaeck, Bees Wraps have all the properties that aluminum foil and plastic cling wrap have – without the negative side effects.
The production process does not emit harsh greenhouse gasses and the individual wrap can be reused up to a year.
Do you want to know more about this fantastic new solution? Click here!
What you can see here is not a landfill. That is Versova beach in Mumbai some years ago. In October 2015, this beach was covered in over 6000 tons of trash. The United Nations called what Afroz Shah did, ‘the biggest beach clean-up ever’. Determined to do something about it, Afroz and his friend started cleaning up the beach themselves, one piece of rubbish at a time. For the past years, he took his free time to clean his childhood beach, and in total Shah removed more than 13 million kg of waste.
Sweet Coffee Case Study
This month’s case study is about Sweet Coffee, a really nice and cozy Belgian coffeehouse chain characterized by its special coffees and hot chocolates. The two entrepreneurial sisters with a big love for coffee opened their first coffeehouse in Hasselt in 2012. Not long after that Sweet Coffee was a phenomenon in Limburg’s capital and their success is still growing!
If you want to learn more about this amazing coffeehouse or about our collaboration with them, you can find the full article here!
As mankind keeps polluting the environment, there might just be a tiny unexpected helper to save the day, Microalgae! Wang Qiang, the lead scientist behind this project, stated that the strain of algae discovered may absorb as much as 96% of the pollution. Incredible, isn’t it?
As the air quality levels drop and pollution levels rise, there have been industrial solutions to reduce the pollutants in the air we breathe, but at a hefty price.As a more cost-effective option, planting trees everywhere might seem a reasonable measure to counteract pollution. Yet in practical terms, this is not a viable solution. But microalgae might be the solution.
We hope you enjoyed our ‘Blog Post Recap’ and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback!