Crypto has promised to disrupt so many other industries: why wouldn’t it find another home in the climate movement? In this article, we scratch beneath the shiny surface of blockchain as a tool to advance climate action and question whether it justifies the hype.
Plastic Neutral and Plastic Negative plant-based brands, including MyVegan, Plant Veda and Outstanding Foods, are taking action to fight plastic waste, and simultaneously creating a positive socio-economic impact for marginalized waste workers.
Burt’s Bees and rePurpose Global announce a multi-year partnership to finance critical recycling infrastructure that prevents plastic waste from flowing into the ocean. The initiative promises to eliminate more than 1.5 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic waste by the end of 2024.
Certified Plastic Neutral and Plastic Negative brands, including Earth Animal, Nature’s Logic, Pet Finn, and Animal Essentials, are taking action to combat plastic waste, while simultaneously creating a positive socio-economic impact for marginalized waste workers.
Burt’s Bees uses 50% post-consumer recycled content in its packaging and aims to reduce its reliance on virgin plastic and fiber by another 50% by 2030. Learn what’s next for the brand from Matt Kopac: Associate Director, Health and Beauty Sustainability at Burt’s Bees.
By the time plastic enters the ocean, it is usually too late to be recovered, which is why we should recover plastic waste while it is still on land. Plastic credits fund recovery, infrastructure and innovation to collect ocean-bound plastic.
rePurpose Global is now creating environmental impact in collaboration with 100 personal care brands based in over 15 countries. On behalf of this coalition, the social enterprise is removing 4127 tons of plastic waste every year, the equivalent of 208 million plastic bottles in weight.
Important social and environmental challenges become disproportionately overlooked by those who call the shots simply because they favor one altruistic cause over another. Learning how to practice climate mindfulness can help.
The climate crisis is complex and ever-changing — it is the coming together of many moving parts that will ultimately make a meaningful impact. Only when we truly internalize this humbling realization can we start to combat Climate Hype.
A plastic credit is a transferable certificate representing the collection of a specified weight (e.g. one kilogram, one metric ton) of plastic waste recovered or recycled that would otherwise have ended up in the natural environment.