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Opinion – Companies must overhaul wasteful return policies

Opinion – Companies must overhaul wasteful return policies

The environmental cost of company returns is frankly massive. Up to a quarter of such items end up in landfill, simultaneously hindering profits and the planet. Here’s why it doesn’t have to be this way. What do you do when those new Yeezy crocs come out the box a tad too snug, or that ‘khaki’ coat turns up in a garish lime green? You box the items back up and...

By London, UK
Recyclable and biodegradable Covid test kits are in the works

Recyclable and biodegradable Covid test kits are in the works

Award-winning design and innovation consultants at Morrama have developed a concept for Covid tests that are both recyclable and biodegradable. Last November, ocean-dwelling plastic waste deriving from the pandemic was estimated at being over 26,000 tonnes. That’s more than the weight of 2,000 double decker buses. No one is happy about this, but the immediate global need for items like single-use masks, rapid flow tests, and other essential medical supplies unfortunately...

By London, UK
IKEA to start selling solar panels in American stores

IKEA to start selling solar panels in American stores

As part of its goal to help customers reduce their individual carbon footprint, the Swedish home wear giant has partnered with a reputable solar company to sell affordable home panels in US stores. By now, we all know that generating and improving widespread accessibility to clean energy is vital to slash our global reliance on fossil fuels, a primary contributor to climate change. When solar panels first dropped (does Gen-Z remember...

By London, UK
UK has considered fifty new fossil fuel projects since COP26

UK has considered fifty new fossil fuel projects since COP26

At least three projects have received government approval and are to be carried out over the next three years. Fifty more are known to be in the works. While I’m privy to dishing out good news on Fridays, it’s pretty hard to ignore the revelation that the UK government has considered at least 50 new fossil fuel schemes since hosting COP26 last November. As world leaders spent a week making false...

By London, UK