A survey of more than 9,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors has found that 96% want to improve their environmental and social practices – but that most are struggling to deliver this change due to a lack of funding or resources.
Converting just 20% of plastic packaging into reusable alternatives is not just good for the planet – it represents a huge business opportunity.Here are some major benefits for companies who ditch disposable packaging…
The UN’s goal to deliver sustainable production and consumption requires a drastic transformation of current business models – can the green economy deliver? Humans used more resources than nature was able to replenish inside one year for the first time back in 1970. Since then, the date that Earth’s biocapacity is breached – dubbed “Earth overshoot day” has crept forward each year. This year, it fell on 29 July. Loss of natural resources on a mass scale have grabbed headlines, making the sight of Australian towns with no more than six months’ of water left or raging forest fires across swathes Latin America a regular feature in the world’s news bulletins. Meanwhile, plastic waste has reached every corner of the planet, seeping into insects and animals, snowfall, and even drinking water supplies, tarnishing everywhere from the peaks of the Himalayas to the depths of the Mariana Trench.
Tetra Pak sustainability report 2020 for North Europe. Read about our work with sustainability, the environment and social issues.
Did you know that the fashion industry is considered one of most polluting industry in the world? Luckily, more and more fashion producers and consumers are starting to do their part to halt the industry’s environmentally and harmful practices by shifting towards more sustainable materials, less resource-intensive ways of manufacturing and more responsible choices.