Sustainability reporting is becoming status quo for many large organisations, although relatively new to many and yet to be adopted by smaller organisations. It is more than a 'nice to have' activity. In fact, the European Union in 2014, put forward a directive that all companies with more than 500 Employees must carry out sustainability … Continue reading What is the Global Reporting Initiative
This week on sustainable businesses, I am taking a dive into the pencil industry. Pencils are one of those staples whose brand you don't remember, just give me a pencil that functions and life goes on. Well except you are an artist. A friend of mine attended the just completed Cop 23 in Bonn, Germany … Continue reading Does the pencil industry need any distruption?
Last week, I wrote about the waste bin that allows you to recycle waste in the kitchen here. This turned into a long conversation with a colleague about how he thought this was not a very innovative tool and there was no need for the company to have such a product in production. Can I … Continue reading Using sustainability to your advantage
This week on sustainable businesses, I am sharing the product ´Zera food Recycler´ There has been many angles to how food waste should be treated in the past yet, many homes still find it very difficult to sort waste (Well, except you live in Germany where it is status quo to sort waste) Developed in America … Continue reading Recycling in your kitchen just got fancy
While at dinner with a friend the other day, we talked briefly about the idea of green washing and green marketing. (Only a few times does dinner get to be about work) He made a statement that stuck with me; businesses are only spending money on sustainability to sell more products because consumers are more aware now, there … Continue reading The age of green marketing – How to avoid being fooled.
You are probably reading this on an electronic mobile device. So it has been assessed that the average lifespan of a mobile device is 2.5-4.7 years, which means within that period of time, you are most likely to dispose of your device. It ends up in the bin right? mostly likely, except for the 1-3% of users … Continue reading Circular Economy: Getting to the basics.