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Are we thinking about the plastic problem wrong?

Bunch of single-use plastics spread out on a blue table, with the word “STOP” made from plastic straws, surrounded by many plastic spoons & forks.
Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash

We have created a monster we cannot destroy. The war on single-use plastic has been waging among environmentalists for years. Campaigns to save the turtles from plastic straws have brought the issue into the public zeitgeist.

We worry about the plastic in the ocean, but we misunderstand the complicated source…

If being sustainable brings profitability to businesses

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Sustainability is a hot topic in business. We are at a turning point where companies can no longer ignore the impacts of business on the environment. However, there is still tension between businesses and the environment.

Many companies, even the largest, most destructive ones, will purport to have sustainability initiatives…

Yeah… late night sustainability discussions can take a weird turn

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As the building block of all life on Earth, carbon is important to plants, animals, and fungi to survive and reproduce. All living organisms are part of the Carbon Cycle, which is the exchange of carbon molecules between Earth’s biological, hydrological, and geological spheres.

Carbon is not inherently bad. Yet…

How climate change drives innovation

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Climate change is the biggest threat to our way of life. With climate change comes new opportunities and challenges, forcing us to adapt and rethink our actions and mindsets. Existing companies must redesign their business models to be more sustainable.

These constraints can also catalyze innovation, as the pressure to…

From niche market to industry-standard under climate change

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Photo by Tyler Casey on Unsplash

Sustainability is the hottest keyword in business. Start-ups build their brand identities on being more sustainable than bigger brands, and bigger brands work tirelessly to convince their consumer that they have always been sustainable.

Shifting consumer demand favors companies that value the environment. As we see the increased effects of…

Understanding the environment as a key to success

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Sustainability in business is becoming one of the most important factors of success. Consumers are smarter and more inquisitive than ever before. Having a clear direction and stance on environmental issues can help your business stand out from the crowd, especially if you want to build trust with your customers.

Sustainability report: the new essential

Aka the greenwashing dilemma

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As climate change becomes a more pressing stressor for humanity, consumers and citizens are demanding corporations respond accordingly. Trends in consumer goods follow this demand for ethical and sustainable products.

Yet, both these metrics are hard to quantify, as we’re only starting to push for more legislatures and carbon accounting…

Ivan Jacimovic

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