We’ve marked the 1st anniversary of Austin’s plastic bag ordinance and I want to share some of my FAVORITE reusable shopping bags!
“Austin’s ordinance is not a ban on plastic or paper bags, but it will drastically reduce the number of flyaway plastic bags that get snagged on tree limbs, clog storm drains and take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills.”
Since many business opportunities are developing in the realm of social entrepreneurialism, businesses hoping to reach this expanding market must design themselves to be financially profitable, socially beneficial and ecologically sustainable or fail to compete with those companies who do design themselves as such. –TBL Wikipedia
Does your business help to ensure a brighter – healthier future with a conscious effort on reducing your ecological footprint?
People – How do you “Give Back”? – Educate? – Benefit community & future generations?
Planet (natural capital) – Does your business value the Earth we share? Reuse – Reduce – Rethink your resources!
Profit – Do you create economic value? “This is often confused to be limited to the internal profit made by a company or organization (which nevertheless remains an essential starting point for the computation).”
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April 5, 2014
I intent to elaborate much more on this topic. I have to run and ship some Happy Glass – But I’ll be back REAL soon to describe how I strive to employ these practices.
The community has to say to industry “if we can’t reuse it, recycle it or compost it, you shouldn’t be making it.” In other words waste is a design problem, and that is Step Nine: We need better design of both products and packaging if we are going to rid ourselves of the wretched “throwaway ethic” which has dominated both manufacture and our daily lives since WW II. We need to turn off the tap on disposable objects.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! If I have ever confused anybody by saying “Do NOT Recycle” This is a fantastic resource that will help to clarify what I mean by that!
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