. John Lewis, UK retailer, will offer incentive to send back worn and unwanted items instead of binning them - It aims to reduce the 300,000 tonnes of fashion waste going into landfill each year - The average UK household owns about £4,000 worth of clothes, almost a third of which had not been worn for at least a year, mostly because items no longer fit - Customers can arrange through an app to have any unwanted clothing that they bought from John Lewis collected from their home, and they will be paid for each item regardless of its condition - Tag someone to share the love - - Source: The Guardian
. Iceland, UK’s supermarket, will pay shoppers a 10p voucher for each returned plastic bottle - Taking inspiration from Norway’s successful deposit returns scheme, Iceland has become the first supermarket to install a reverse vending machine in store, allowing shoppers to return their used plastic bottles - The machine – which will be trialled in Iceland’s Fulham store (London) for an initial six month period – will reward shoppers with a 10p Iceland voucher for each returned used plastic bottle - Tag someone to share the love
. Plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile - Source: @ethicalbrandz
. There is a bit of a misunderstanding of both these recovery processes especially upcycling - What is recycling? - When something is recycled - typically plastics, paper, metals or glass – it is broken down so the basic materials recovered can be remade into something new - For example, junk paper gets recycled into either paper for use in printing or paperboard for use in packaging - - What is upcycling? - In the process of upcycling something, you do not break anything down. The product may be reworked or reconstructed in a number of different ways but the material stays the same - For example, you can upcycle your old t-shirts into shopping bags by sewing the bottom and making a few cuts on the arms/neck. Recycling would be turning the t-shirt back into a t-shirt - - Are our bags upcycled or recycled? - Our bags are made by crushing old plastic bottles and converting them into a fabric so by the definition above, our bags are recycled - 📷: @charliefeist
. Cow's milk producers want the government to block almond, soy and other competitors from being called milk - The dairy industry contends that milk can only come from a mammal - The group accuses dairy-alternative brands of profiteering from and exploiting the nutritional halo of dairy milk - They also argue that consumers are being misled into buying something that is not real milk - If dairy-alternative brands reckon milk is bad for the environment, your health, violates animal rights then why do these brands use the term ‘milk’ in their marketing?