The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for May 22, 2023

top 5 The Top 5 Happy Eco News Stories for May 22, 2023

Welcome to the Happy Eco News weekly roundup.

This week, we have a founder blog by Grant Brown who writes about the importance of a biodiversity foodprint compared to a carbon footprint. We also have a guest blog by Katie Gillespie, Senior Business Development Manager at good natured® who writes about how companies can reduce single-use packaging.

We also have stories about Chipotle’s sustainability plan, Mastercard’s initiative to reduce plastic, how to develop a circular economy, reducing dairy methane, and increasing carbon capture by changing land use.

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Founder Blog

Biodiversity Footprint vs Carbon Footprint

Biodiversity Footprint vs Carbon Footprint.

Author: Grant Brown

Category: Founder Blog, World

A much more holistic measurement, the biodiversity footprint is a measure of the impact of human activities on the biodiversity of a given ecosystem or the planet as a whole. Read More

Guest Posts

Embracing the National Biostrategy Plan: 3 Ways Businesses Can Reduce Fossil Fuels in Single-Use Packaging Today

Author: Katie Gillespie, Senior Business Development Manager at good natured®

Category: Guest Blog, World

good natured® understands the many business considerations that go into a decision to make the switch to from single-use packaging to bio-based alternatives.

As a company that’s been transforming bio-based technology into innovative plant-based packaging for over 15 years, good natured® understands the many business considerations that go into a decision to make the switch from single-use packaging to bio-based alternatives. Read More

Happy Eco News Top 5

Chipotle; Sustainability in Mexican Fast-Food Options

Author: Jamie D’Souza

Category: Business, North America

Chipotle is committed to supporting organic land and soil health, maintaining animal and welfare standards, and employing sustainable agriculture practices that help prevent water pollution and protect water quality.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is committed to supporting organic land and soil health, maintaining animal and welfare standards, and employing sustainable agriculture practices that help prevent water pollution and protect water quality. Read More

Developing Alternatives to Plastic Payment Cards

Mastercard has been working to develop more sustainable card options for their cards and other card issuers.

Author: Jamie D’Souza

Category: Business, World

Mastercard’s efforts will significantly reduce the need for plastic, especially as these cards continue to be manufactured each year. Although these cards are small, the impact can be huge, and it is important to reduce plastic use wherever we can. Read More

How To Develop a Circular Economy

Develop a Circular Economy. Image of young people fixing a computer.

Author: Grant Brown

Category: Society, World

At the heart of a circular consumption model is an economic system in which resources are recycled and repurposed instead of discarded after use. The goal is to keep materials and products in use for as long as possible. Read More

Strategies to Reduce Dairy Methane

Strategies to Reduce Dairy Methane. Image of a happy cow.

Author: Grant Brown

Category: Climate, World

Taking action to address this issue, Danone recently announced that it would reduce dairy methane emissions by 30% from its supply chain, making it one of the first major food companies to commit specifically to reduce dairy methane emissions. Read More

Changing Land Use to Save the Environment, Capture Carbon

Changing Land Use to Save the Environment, Capture Carbon

Author: Fisher Brown

Category: Science, World

A new report created by Conservation International says that the best way to increase carbon capture is changing land use to save the environment. Industry, agriculture and forestry are all places where it works. Read More

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