Good Thoughts – GBRI
 

British property company Canary Wharf Group (CWG) just announced that it would become world’s first plastic-free commercial center to tackle the mounting problem of plastic waste. The group said their efforts to eliminate plastics will focus on five areas: local business support, community engagement, community events and the creation of a steering panel. CWG made […]

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According to the company’s recently published corporate responsibility report, US department store retailer Target has already exceeded its 2020 goal of diverting 70% retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling. The company has now set a new goal of diverting 75% waste, that it aims to achieve by end of 2018. In 2017, Target says […]

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Styrofoam, unlike some other forms of plastic, cannot be easily recycled. And it takes up to 500 years to break down. Because of its cheap, lightweight, insulating and excellent packing ability, it is used widely around the globe. It is estimated that styrofoam alone takes up around 30%of global landfill space! Now when Luke Clay and […]

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The one thing that our oceans can definitely do without is more plastic trash. Marine plastic pollution has become a global crisis with millions of tons of discarded plastic becoming a nightmare for marine life and ecosystems. The most dangerous form of plastic in our oceans is the discarded fishing nets/gear that traps animals and most […]

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New Zealand based beauty brand Ethique is doing its bit to help eliminate plastic waste in people’s daily routine. This month, the company announced that it has already eliminated half a million personal care plastic bottles from landfill – a figure that it hopes to double by the end of 2018. Ethique makes a variety […]

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Despite being a country with mostly hilly terrain, Scotland is motivating its people to ditch their cars for electric bikes to sustain their health and the environment. The Scottish government has allocated around 1.3 million pounds in funding for electric bicycles and pedal-assist cargo bikes. The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing […]

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In a move welcomed by environmentalists across the globe, on Monday, the International Olympic Committee pledged to remove single-use plastics from the organization and its events around the world. In another development, seven major sporting bodies and representatives from more than 20 National Olympic Committees have joined the UN Environment’s Clean Seas Campaign to help bring awareness […]

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Colombian artist Oscar Mendez devised a way to put discarded plastic trash to good use – he is using them to build houses, that too for just $280! He, along with his colleagues Henry Cañon and Isabel Cristina, decided to tackle two major problems faced by most cities in Latin America – ever increasing plastic trash […]

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