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Boom in Toy Sales Prompts Call for Recycling Focus

Boom in Toy Sales Prompts Call for Recycling Focus

Parents’ efforts to keep their children amused during COVID lock-downs has resulted in an increase in demand for toys and games, which is great news for manufacturers but not so good for the environment. Marketing company Bazaarvoice reviewed more than 6000 brand and retailer websites and found that page views for the toy and hobby...

A Crash Course in Compostable Packaging for Small Business Owners

A Crash Course in Compostable Packaging for Small Business Owners

By Eva Ross An unlikely hero in the fight to protect the environment is none other than the humble compost heap, quietly driving the shift towards a circular economy with almost effortless waste management and creating a healthier planet for years to come. Currently, recycling is one of the most ingrained waste-reduction habits in our...

Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Beauty Companies Must Consider the Environment

Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility: Why Beauty Companies Must Consider the Environment

By Indiana Lee Corporate social responsibility comes in two forms. The well-advertised side is the company’s attempts to set themselves apart from their competitors through their choice of ingredients and materials, or business practices. But the quieter side often deals with regulation. In the United States, the beauty and cosmetics industry sits in a funny...

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

While many cafes across Australia have been holding off serving coffee in reusable cups for fear of spreading COVID-19, this precautionary measure was not broadly advised against or banned in most state or territory health departments – who confirm there’s no proven benefit for hospitality venues switching to disposables. Responsible Cafes – a network of...

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Mink on Dutch Fur Farm Confirmed With Coronavirus Results in Urgent Calls to Hasten Fur Farming Bans

Intensive farming of wildlife creates an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for human and animal health, says Humane Society International/UK Mink on two fur farms with more than 20,000 animals in the Netherlands have been found infected with COVID-19, after exhibiting breathing difficulties. Animal protection charity Humane Society International, which campaigns for a global end to the...

Redress Design Award 2020 Semi-Finalists Announced

Redress Design Award 2020 Semi-Finalists Announced

Hong Kong: The Redress Design Award announces the semi-finalists in its 10th anniversary cycle, hand-selected from entries from across the globe by expert regional judges. The 32 talented designers – separated, for the first time into menswear and womenswear categories – represent the future of the fashion industry, ready to apply their skills to solving the...