Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Versatile and durable, plastic has revolutionised modern life. But 63% of products sold in the food and beverage, beauty, home care and pet food sectors are now packaged in plastic. More than 8bn tons of this near-indestructible material has been produced since 1960. Global efforts to recover and recycle it barely dent the problem. Before … Continue reading Global recycling crisis sparks fresh thinking on packaging

Respect for animals is shaping global markets, say researchers

Animal-awareness was listed among the top 10 global consumer trends for 2019 in a report by independent market researchers Euromonitor International. Compiled using data from industry, global consumer surveys, expert polls and trade interviews, the document annually reviews fast-moving trends, changing consumer priorities and how shifting consumer behaviour is disrupting business. For 2019 it describes … Continue reading Respect for animals is shaping global markets, say researchers

How a new green agenda is helping theatres to create a more sustainable future

Most theatres in London now aim to ensure their productions are as environmentally sustainable as they are artistically valuable, despite the huge challenge that can at first appear. Large commercial venues have long put ecology at the heart of their businesses. Leading the field, the huge Dominion has had an environmental policy since 2005, and … Continue reading How a new green agenda is helping theatres to create a more sustainable future