Green Action: Sustainability News for 22nd Jan 2023

Green Action: Introduction

Welcome back to another inspiring edition of Play It Green’s Weekly Sustainability News where we look at the best of green action around the world! Every Monday, we bring you a dose of optimism and empowerment, celebrating the collective power of individual actions in shaping a sustainable future. Today, we’re excited to explore how innovative steps in various sectors are not just making a difference, but also inspiring others to join the movement. 

At Play It Green, we believe in focusing on the bright side of environmental progress. We showcase stories that illuminate the path forward and empower each of us to take part in this journey. It’s about highlighting the positive ripple effects of our choices and how, together, our small actions are magnified into significant community achievements. With that in mind, let’s dive into these empowering stories of change and progress and see how they’re paving the way for a greener tomorrow.

Green Action: Vivobarefoot's Leap into the Future with Compostable Shoes

Vivobarefoot is revolutionising sustainable fashion with its latest innovation – 3D-printed shoes that are both compostable and recyclable.

This bold initiative represents a significant shift in the footwear industry, aligning with the global demand for eco-friendly and ethical fashion. Vivobarefoot’s use of biodegradable materials combined with cutting-edge 3D printing technology is a game-changer. Furthermore, it offers a sustainable alternative to traditional footwear manufacturing processes. 

These shoes are designed to reduce waste and environmental impact significantly. This initiative by Vivobarefoot is not just a nod towards sustainability; it’s a giant leap, reflecting a profound commitment to the health of our planet. Brilliantly, the company’s vision is to create shoes that tread lightly on the earth while providing the highest standards in design and comfort.

Green Action - Vibrobarefoot is realeasing the worlds first barefoot 3D printed compostable footwear (Image courtesy of Vibrobarefoot)
Vibrobarefoot releases a first for sustainable footwear (Image courtesy of Vibrobarefoot)

This move is expected to inspire other brands in the fashion industry to follow suit, making sustainable fashion the norm, not the exception. For more information on Vivobarefoot’s innovative approach to sustainable footwear, visit Vivobarefoot’s Sustainability Page.

Green Action: Gatwick’s Stride Towards Sustainable Travel with New EV Forecourt

Gatwick Airport is paving the way for sustainable transportation with the introduction of a state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle (EV) charging forecourt.

This significant development is part of Gatwick’s broader strategy to support sustainable travel and reduce carbon emissions. Amazingly, the new EV charging forecourt is equipped with multiple fast-charging stations. Not only that but it provides convenience and efficiency for travellers who choose electric vehicles. This initiative not only enhances the airport’s green credentials but also aligns with the growing global movement towards eco-friendly transportation. 

The forecourt is designed to cater to the needs of the modern traveller, offering a seamless charging experience. As well as that, Gatwick’s commitment to sustainability is further highlighted by its efforts to integrate green practices across its operations. It aims to become one of the most sustainable airports globally.

Green Action - London Gatwick becomes first international airport to open dedicated electric vehicle charging station
London Gatwick becomes first international airport to open dedicated electric vehicle charging station

The new EV charging forecourt is a testament to Gatwick’s dedication to environmental stewardship and its role in promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. For more details on Gatwick’s new EV charging forecourt and its features, visit Gatwick Airport’s Sustainability Initiatives.

Green Action: Upfield's Pioneering Move with Plastic-Free, Recyclable Tubs

Upfield is setting a new benchmark in sustainable packaging with the introduction of its plastic-free, recyclable tubs for butter and spreads. This innovative solution is a significant contribution to reducing plastic waste in the food industry.

Upfield’s new tubs are made from fully recyclable materials, reflecting the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible packaging. These tubs not only meet the high standards of food safety and preservation but also align with the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly packaging options. 

By transitioning to plastic-free tubs, Upfield is addressing one of the most pressing environmental issues – plastic pollution. Not only that, but this initiative is part of Upfield’s broader goal to transform the way food is packaged and consumed. The company is making sustainability a core aspect of its business strategy. The introduction of these recyclable tubs is expected to have a significant impact on the industry. It will encourage other food manufacturers to adopt more environmentally conscious packaging solutions.

Green Action - Upfield has released plastic free recyclable tubs for butter and spreads
Upfield has released plastic free recyclable tubs for butter and spreads

Upfield’s move is a clear demonstration of how companies can innovate and lead the way in creating a more sustainable future. For more information on Upfield’s innovative packaging and its sustainability goals, visit Upfield’s Commitment to Sustainability.

Green Action: Wrap Up

This week’s news from Vivobarefoot’s sustainable footwear, Gatwick’s EV charging initiative, to Upfield’s eco-friendly packaging solutions, showcase the innovative and varied approaches companies are adopting towards a more sustainable future. Fantastically, each of these stories highlights the importance of corporate responsibility and the impact of sustainable innovation in driving positive environmental change.

Join us next Monday for more inspiring stories of sustainability. Remember, every step we take, no matter how small, is a crucial part of the larger, collective effort towards a greener planet. Let’s continue to push forward on this path of green achievements!

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