The holidays are quickly approaching and the shopping frenzy makes it hard to to be aware of the waste that’s involved with the season. Here are some ideas to gift with meaning, purpose, and without the plastic!
Please Join Tomorrow’s Global Day of Giving
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, it has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Karuizawa 50-Year-Old Could Set New Record for Japanese Whisky
Malibu, CA – November 8, 2018—Online spirits auctioneer, whisky.auction will host a public sale of the most impressive selection of one-off bottles of whisky and rum ever to come to auction—November 18 to November 27, 2018—to raise upwards of an expected £200,000 ($260,000 USD) for non-profit organizations worldwide, dedicated to battling the impact of single-use plastic waste, including US-based Plastic Oceans International.
Children are natural problem solvers. They believe that any problem can be solved, as they are unaware of the hurdles of the politics and process that adults accept as natural barriers to progress.
We’ve seen this first hand via our direct interaction with schools and youth community organizations throughout the globe. It’s that youthful creativity, innovation, and fearlessness that inspires us every day and that is the driving force behind a new project that we are excited to announce here for the first time.
It’s inspiring to once again have witnessed the power of the people successfully working for a common cause. In this case, for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018, which took place on September 15.
What started over 30 years ago, with just two individuals and their idea to bring people together with the common goal of removing trash from our beaches, has turned into a true global movement.
Today’s guest blog is from Héctor Loyola, co-founder of Qactus and communications director.
Qactus is a company that merges two worlds as never before: plastic waste and 3D printing technology.
3D printing came to shake up the way things are produced and bought, since it allows to manufacture objects locally, in a customized way and at low costs. Its 25% annual growth indicates that it will be one of the main technologies in the near future and an important source of opportunities for industries as distant as health, fashion or food.
We are delighted to see Christine Wong’s #PlasticFreeFoodie project continuing on. Volume 2 of her highly popular publication features 60 mouthwatering recipes from 50 inspirational food Instagrammers – all made from ingredients free of plastic packaging and accompanied by photography that is as much art as the culinary creations themselves.
Without further adieu, we offer up the official foreword for Volume 2, as written by our Global Executive Director Julie Andersen:
Esta semana invitamos a los chicos de Qactus a escribir un blog sobre su trabajo!
La impresión 3D llegó a revolucionar la forma en que se producen y compran las cosas, puesto que permite fabricar objetos de manera local, personalizada y a bajo costo. El 25% de crecimiento anual que se mantendrá hasta el año 2023 indica que será una de las tecnologías protagonistas del futuro cercano y una importante fuente de oportunidades para industrias tan distantes como la salud, la moda o los alimentos.
- 6 Tips for Reducing Plastic Waste for the Holidays 12/08/2018
- Giving Tuesday 2018 11/26/2018
- Auction of Greatest Collection of One-Off Whiskies to Benefit Plastic Oceans International 11/08/2018
- Tech Gives Back 10/21/2018