Traveling the world and reducing waste are two goals held by many people. It makes sense that the two go together: cutting back on waste protects the environment; traveling allows us to see firsthand the natural beauty the world has to offer.  Zero-waste travel might seem like a daunting challenge. Stores are lined with shampoo, […]
In a bid to combat the excessive waste that often comes as a byproduct of the festive season, a Zero Waste Christmas Market is coming to London for the first time. In 2017, a study found that  Brits throw away the equivalent of 108 million rolls of wrapping paper, 54 million platefuls of food, almost […]
A bike path made entirely from recycled plastic is now open to cyclers in Zwolle, a 1,300-year-old town located in the northern Netherlands. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic branch of Canadian global information and news network, reports that the new bike path is made from the equivalent of 500,000 plastic bottle caps. It’s estimated that the […]
The demand for companies to minimise their plastic waste has surged this past year, and companies are responding. Global food and drink brands Danone and Nestlé, along with eight other major bottled drinks companies, are vowing to ditch the plastic and move to zero-waste packaging by 2030. Envisioning a future where no packaging has to be […]
Billion-dollar company Aramark, based in Philadelphia, has committed to downscaling the use of non-recyclable plastic in its operations by 2022. Aramark is a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms. To implement its promise to limit plastic use across its worldwide foodservice operations, action will be taken in all 19 countries where it serves 2 […]
London’s first vegan zero-waste market Zero Mkt London is due to take place this September in the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington. All proceedings from the animal product and single-use plastic-free event will be donated to animal advocacy organization Animal Equality. Additionally, any food leftovers will be given to City Harvest, an organization that provides food […]
Vancouver is set to become the first major Canadian city to ban single-use plastic straws, polystyrene cups, and take-out containers. Representatives voted unanimously on the ban last week. According to a press release, the plastic straw ban is part of the city’s new Zero Waste 2040 initiative. The campaign is the first comprehensive, city-wide zero waste plan […]