Apple and Coca-Cola are among the multinational brands who have actively taken steps towards packaging sustainability, a concept which should be at the forefront of all businesses. Among the most sustainable packaging materials is polyethylene (PE) foam, a fully reusable and recyclable product which is inexpensive and readily available, as well as being very easy to customise to a specific shape. The use of such materials is the way forward for companies wishing to enhance their brand image through active engagement in sustainable packaging practices.
Almost 20% of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. It says the world consumes about 10% more food than it needs, while almost 9% is thrown away or left to spoil.
Controlling and reducing energy consumption has become a priority of governments around the world in recent years. It is now apparent that our planet’s natural resources are running out and if we are to sustain the global economy and take care of the earth, then we need to be more energy efficient. This will result in less money spent on energy by homeowners, businesses, schools and government agencies and the money saved can be spent on things, such as education, housing and healthcare.
As well as saving money and being good for the economy, being energy efficient is of course, great for the environment and over time this will enhance our quality of life. The Paris Agreement, a treaty signed by almost 200 countries around the world so far, has set in place targets and deadlines to help reduce energy consumption.
In this infographic we’ll show you some of those targets and what they mean, as well as how countries are currently progressing. We’ll also give you some handy tips on what you can do in your own home to help conserve energy and play your part in the fight against global warming.
If you’re wondering what the UK has done to combat energy consumption, we’ll give you some information on that too! Politics and government plans can be complicated, but we’ve broken things down in this piece to give you a better understanding of an issue that’s vital to every person on the planet. Get ready to learn more about Global Energy Efficiency.
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As the world tries to become more and more eco-friendly, we ask the question: What will energy production look like in 2040 and what is being done to make the world a greener place?
As we ask this, we’ll take a look at the outcomes predicted by some of the leading environmental agencies including, what’s being invested, who’s trying to stop global warming, how energy production could match demand and the projected worldwide growth in energy demand.
Through this infographic, Fuel Fighter will also be showing you some nifty eco-friendly innovations and, maybe most importantly, what YOU can do to help climate change.
Euroffice.co.uk has put together this infographic to celebrate some of the most environmentally friendly office buildings in use today. These buildings are some of the smartest, most innovative and in many cases the most beautiful office buildings built in recent years. While they all look very different, all have taken interesting approaches to reducing their own carbon footprint drastically.
Advancements in micro-energy production mean that by using one or more of the methods listed in this piece, providing energy for a modern home has never been more achievable. A part of this will involve coupling your own energy production with energy efficient ways of heating your home.
Yet living off the grid requires more than simply providing your own energy. To really embrace off-the-grid living you will need to find your own water supply and produce and store as much food as possible.
Unless you’re planning to be a subsistence farmer, you may want to try using a greenhouse. Greenhouses are an excellent way to produce much needed food all year round. However, growing food is only half the battle. You will also need to store it ready for times of need. This is where your DIY skills could come in handy as the best way to store food could be to simply build your own root cellar.
While it may be unrealistic to use all of these methods. Adopting one or two of them would be a great way of becoming both more self-reliant and more environmentally friendly.