What happens when one of Europe’s leading packaging specialists is tasked with solving the problem of rising funeral costs in a world with a rapidly expanding population? The answer – cardboard coffins.
Nestlé and Unilever’s UK offices have pledged to reduce waste and are champions of their company’s respective environmental achievements, but are those efforts still as valuable when you consider that those same companies are the worst offenders in a country the other side of the world?
Single-use plastic carrier bags are an environmental scourge. They’re not easily recycled, while also being fragile and tough to reuse more than a few times. They take a long time to decompose, and in the meantime clog drains, harm wildlife, get stuck in trees and fill up landfills.
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Tackling low recycling rates in both the UK and US has been a problem for years. Elliot Gardner speaks to Cambridge Consultants about the company’s smart bin unit design to see if it has the potential to shake up the recycling scene.