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Sustainability Feb 20, 2019
What China’s import ban on plastic waste means for the rest of the world

At the start of 2018, China acted on its import ban on 24 types of recyclable materials, including recycled plastics, as part of an environmental reform movement designed to deal with its own growing waste problems. After 25 years of ...

Water Oct 31, 2018
Exploring the intersection of sustainability and food & beverage (F&B) at Food for Thought

Our panelists for the night include Julian Lechner (Founder of Kaffeeform), Christophe Maire (Founder of Atlantic Labs), Nadja Flohr-Spence (Co-Founder of Sustainable Food Academy) and Moritz Waldstein (Co-Founder of Mitte). It was an insightful and engaging session with great participation ...

Water Oct 15, 2018
David versus Goliath: The impact of small sustainable food brands on the industry at large

It’s a new food world. The modern consumer demand for more sustainable food is evident: In a 2017 proprietary quantitative study conducted by Barkley, new products with sustainability and traceability claims exceeded all other new product platform territories including portion ...

Sustainability Oct 5, 2018
Meet our #FoodforThoughtBerlin panelists: Sebastian Stricker, Moritz Waldstein, and Julian Lechner

We had the opportunity to sit down with three of our panelists: Sebastian (Founder of share),Moritz (Co-founder of Mitte), and Julian (Founder of Kaffeeform), for a short chat before Food for Thought takes place on 17 October 2018. They had ...

Sustainability Sep 27, 2018
Food for thought: A panel discussion on sustainability in the food & beverage industry

Besides acknowledging the effect it has on our health, it is also paramount to examine how food production and consumption is affecting our society, environment, and resources. The enormous effort to satisfy big appetites across the globe creates significant environmental ...

Sustainability Jul 18, 2018
The truth about recycling plastic

Much of the plastic deposited in recycling bins does not get recycled. Currently, more than 300 million tons of new plastic is produced annually and less than 10% of it recycled. A whopping 91% of plastic is not recycled Mass ...

Health Jun 29, 2018
From macro to micro: Global cultural moments for local action

Being part of a bigger community allows for people with similar values to come together through cohesive and more localized actions. This micro-to-macro idea is an extension of the “Think globally, act locally” concept, urging individuals to consider the health ...

Sustainability Apr 19, 2018
Earth Day 2018: A world without plastic pollution

From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet. In response, Earth Day ...