Category: <span>Business</span>

This Nonprofit is Taking on 10 Major Consumer Goods Companies Seeking Cuts in Use of Plastic Packaging

This Nonprofit is Taking on 10 Major Consumer Goods Companies Seeking Cuts in Use of Plastic Packaging

Citing urgent new data on the growing plastic pollution problem, As You Sow, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in use of plastic packaging.  The shareholder proposals were filed with Amazon.com, Keurig...

Take Your Sustainable Business to New Heights With These Tips From Purpose-Led Business Coach Pru Chapman

Take Your Sustainable Business to New Heights With These Tips From Purpose-Led Business Coach Pru Chapman

The new year is the perfect time to take stock of your career and business, and set business resolutions for the year ahead which is why we’ve turned to Australian business and career coach Pru Chapman for expert business advice. Chapman specialises in purpose-driven and disruptive business and has worked with over 15,000 entrepreneurs helping them to achieve their personal...

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

8 Sustainability Trends to Expect in 2021

Global reduction in productivity, the health challenges brought on by the pandemic and the plethora of economic setbacks suffered by various industries across the globe, 2020 was quite the year. Still, the silver lining might be that for the sustainability movement, last year may have been one of its most progressive yet. From reduction in...

Q&A with Tammy Fry, Marketing Director ANZ at Fry’s Family Food

Q&A with Tammy Fry, Marketing Director ANZ at Fry’s Family Food

Manufacturer of plant-based meat substitutes Fry’s Family Food is headquartered in South Africa and was producing vegan food long before most people even knew what vegan food was. As the proud global sponsor of Veganuary and as part of EWP’s commitment to the campaign this month, we interviewed Tammy Fry, the Marketing Director of Australia and New...

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Essential Tools You’ll Need to Run Your Ethical Blog or Online Sustainable Media Business

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Essential Tools You’ll Need to Run Your Ethical Blog or Online Sustainable Media Business

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. I founded Eco Warrior Princess back in 2010 and as one of the world’s leading platforms dedicated to exploring sustainability issues and promoting conscious products, I am often approached by new entrepreneurs, ethical bloggers and eco-friendly brands about what it...

How a Company’s Inventory Plan Impacts Sustainability Efforts

How a Company’s Inventory Plan Impacts Sustainability Efforts

People everywhere are sounding the alarm about climate change and the human factors that have exacerbated it. Between oil pipelines, harmful carbon emissions and deforestation, today’s youth are leading the charge against major corporations that have turned a blind eye to these issues. It turns out fossil fuel companies aren’t the only ones knowingly driving...

Australian Specialty Roaster Jasper Coffee Launches Country’s First 100% Plastic-Free Takeaway Coffee Cup and Lid

Australian Specialty Roaster Jasper Coffee Launches Country’s First 100% Plastic-Free Takeaway Coffee Cup and Lid

Australians use more than a billion disposable coffee cups each year, equivalent to approximately 2.7 million coffee cups per day, with roughly 92% ending up in landfills. But specialty coffee roaster Jasper Coffee has introduced the country’s first 100% plastic-free, fully recyclable single-use coffee cup and lid, amidst a year that has seen a surge in disposable...

Brands Take Action on Packaging as Black Friday Looms

Brands Take Action on Packaging as Black Friday Looms

Three billion trees cut down every year for paper packaging VANCOUVER, Canada: Three days before Black Friday – the globe’s second largest shopping day –  22 brands including beauty brands Lush Cosmetics (North America), Beauty Kitchen and LOLI, fashion brands Stitch Fix, The Very Group and Saloni, and printers Hemlock and Re-Leaf, have joined Pack4Good to tackle...

Virtual Influencers: The New Kids on the Marketing Block Aren’t Actually Real

Virtual Influencers: The New Kids on the Marketing Block Aren’t Actually Real

In the summer of 2018, a “scandal’ broke out on social media involving an influencer on Instagram. It appeared that a woman named Bermuda had successfully hacked the account of a very popular influencer, Miquela Sousa. In typical social media style, allegations were thrown, revelations were made, comments were generated and the fans were ecstatic....

Heston Blumenthal Endorsed Vegan ‘Meat’ Fable Debuts in 470 Coles Stores Nationally

Heston Blumenthal Endorsed Vegan ‘Meat’ Fable Debuts in 470 Coles Stores Nationally

Just four months after Australian plant-based startup Fable Food Co launched its signature Plant Based Braised Beef product in 600 Woolworths in June, the business celebrates another milestone announcing today it will be stocking 470 Coles stores around Australia. Endorsed by celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal who uses it in his Michelin Star restaurants, Fable is...

MANRAGS Diverts One Million Textiles From Landfill and Rebrands to UPPAREL

MANRAGS Diverts One Million Textiles From Landfill and Rebrands to UPPAREL

Australian leader in circular fashion, MANRAGS, a brand manufacturing socks and underwear, has secured its position in the fashion textile industry by preventing one million textiles – in the form of items such as clothing, bed linen and shoes – from ending up in landfill. Established in 2016 as a side hustle startup by husband...

H&M Launches New In-Store Recycling System – But Does It Close the Loop?

H&M Launches New In-Store Recycling System – But Does It Close the Loop?

On Monday 12th October, Scandinavian fast fashion empire H&M announced that they are partnering with Looop, a new garment-to-garment recycling system. Developed by The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) in collaboration with the brand’s non-profit arm H&M Foundation, the ‘world’s first in-store recycling system’ has been installed in the first instance...