Highlight Reel - January 2019
Jan 31, 2019
We like to inspire instead of depress people into action! We've selected some of our favorites for January and created this highlight reel. Watch for our monthly recap in February!
A&W: “Change is Good”: A&W is making strides at becoming the first popular fast food chain to move completely away from single-use plastic straws. In order to speed up the process of removing straws from their restaurants, the company took all the remaining plastic straws and created a sculpture outside of Toronto's Union Station, made from their iconic orange straws, that read, ‘Change is Good". We agree that change is definitely good and hope that A&W's goal of lessening their environmental impact in key areas such as food sourcing, packaging, energy, water usage, and waste is realized for them.
Goby the Fish: Goby is beachgoer’s newest friend and has left an impact on those he encounters. A local beach decided they needed to come up with a way to keep their beach clean. Goby, a large fish sculpture proudly wears a sign that says "Goby loves plastic, please feed him". Each time Goby fills up, the city takes him to be emptied and brings him back for the next day. It's a win-win for everyone, Goby isn't left hungry, beach goers have a clean beach, and we are one step closer to a cleaner environment!
US based major brand moving from single use to refillable packaging: Have you ever heard the term “what is old is new again”. P&G has partnered with TerraCycle of New Jersey to collect and recycle/reuse similar to the “Milkman” days of old! They have also introduced reusable, refillable packaging for many products. Nice to see P&G using their global reach to affect change!