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Why are pigments problematic for the planet?
“Pigments are possibly the most contentious yet easily reversible element of today’s packaging.” Kosior, E. 2023 Not only are pigments extremely difficult when it comes to recycling, but they’re also impacting human, animal and environmental health through their toxicity and inability to biodegrade. The pigments used to treat and decorate…Read more
Microbes: the unsung heroes
The Microbial world has created the foundations for our life on Earth – ruling the functioning of our ecosystems and other living organisms. As the first life form to appear on our planet, Microbes have propelled evolution and have the power to unlock solutions to some of the biggest environmental…Read more
UN Sustainable Development Goals
What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? In 2015, the United Nations created seventeen sustainable development goals which are rooted in the ten principles that broadly span human rights and wellbeing, economic development, environmental sustainability and climate change. Since then, these goals have been markers for corporations and governments,…Read more
What’s The Problem With Microplastics?
Over the years, the term ‘microplastics’ has become ubiquitous in the language of sustainability. But how much do we know about the nuanced problems that microplastics create? The term has made its way into common parlance, which means we all need to work harder to understand what impact that has…Read more
The Importance of Eco-design
It’s easy for design to be considered as pure aesthetics. We choose things based on what we like but also based on what a product looks and feels like. But like anything meaningful, products cannot survive on looks alone. We’re collectively expecting more from our products – we don’t just want…Read more
The Benefits of Biobased Materials
The environmental dangers of petroleum plastic is not limited to how they persist in the world after use. Despite more recent efforts and a collective understanding that we should be recycling and reusing more, the impact of how they’re made still exists. As the impact of fossil fuels becomes more…Read more