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Seas & Straws Spotlight, Issue #013 -- Go green for Halloween
October 28, 2022
In the issue: Go green for Halloween, zero-waste gifts for ocean lovers, Environmental Consulting Services, make your office plastic-free, BPA in plastic, the circular economy in practice
Gifts for Ocean Lovers!
Go Green for HalloweenBut before Christmas can come, Halloween must make an appearance. Our favorite spooky season means a lot of fun, creepy costumes, creatively decorated houses ... and a lot of environmental waste - from candy wrappers to discarded decorations. That doesn't have to be so though! This year, challenge yourself to Go Green for Halloween with
Environmental Consulting ServicesReducing how much plastic waste you - and particularly your business - creates can be complicated. Even with all that I do to raise awareness and inspire you to take action, without hands-on guidance it seems daunting. That's why I am now an official, independent, trained and accredited Consultant for the Oceanic Global Blue Standard. Through my Environmental Consulting Services, I am working with hotels, resorts and offices in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe to reduce single-use plastic, improve the sustainability of their operations and make a measurable contribution to protecting our blue planet. Interested in knowing more?
BPA in PlasticBut what exactly makes plastic so bad? It's easy to get caught up showing you all the ways to avoid plastic and keep the oceans clean but there's always one major 101 that is good to go back to once in a while. I'm talking about the basics of plastics: how exactly do they affect your health?
The Circular Economy in PracticeAll to soon, we're leaving October behind. Another thing we should be working on leaving behind is a linear economy. The linear model of the economy is essentially that of take, make and dispose. Without any regard for the environment, the linear economy effectively encourages so much waste. Before we tackle an entire system though, the first step is to show how practical the solution is to everyone. Read more about the circular economy and how it works here.
Plastic-Free Through the Year - The Weekly PlannerRemember, Rome wasn’t built in a day and it certainly wasn’t built without help. Transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle isn’t a quick or smooth journey, but I’m here to help! My zero-waste planner provides a week-by-week guide on how to transition to a plastic-free life in a year. Find out more about what it is, what it contains and how it’ll help you here.
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