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  1. Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

     

    Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

     

    Plastic pollution of the planet gradually impacts the consciousness of people. Those who want to do something for our common home and zero-waste activists are no longer considered eccentrics. It has become good practice for Gen Z, millennials, and older people to donate batteries to designated collection points, sort the trash, and not use disposable bags. 

    One easy way to make the planet healthy is to reuse shopping bags. Such string bags have already earned their popularity among fighters for the clean world: they are not expensive, almost weightless, and can even fit into a miniature bag.  

    Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

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  2. The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

     

    The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

     

    What is the new law? 

     

    There is a growing trend around the world to enact due diligence legislation. In 2017, France became the first country to adopt a national law based on UN guidelines. In 2019, the Netherlands approved a child labor law, and the UK has a Modern Slavery Act. In the United States and Switzerland, legislation has been approved, and Hong Kong and Canada are preparing legislation. IndustriALL Global Union's IndustriAll Europe is calling for a due diligence law at the EU level.

    Germany's two ministries - the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Labor - have joined forces to enact a federal law by 2021 prohibiting child labor, non-compliance with labor laws, and violations of environmental standards

    The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

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  3. Green Marketing | Examples and Benefits | 4 Strategies to Use

    Green Marketing: Examples, Benefits, and 4 Strategies to Use

     

     

    What is green marketing?

     

    Often known as green marketing or organic marketing, sustainable marketing is a strategy that involves promoting, selling, and distributing goods and services that do not have a significant impact on the environment. The idea behind this approach is to encourage consumers to make more efficient use of goods made with recycled materials or goods that are made with fewer natural resources. Typically, the sustainability marketing process also includes an educational component that helps consumers understand the benefits of buying organic products versus buying similar products that have a long-term negative impact on the planet's ecology.

     

     

    This form of green marketing can target niche markets or be used as a vehicle to reach consumers in general. In this regard, there are many strategies aimed at social responsibility and targeting people who prefer organic products.

    Examples of such strategies:

    • Creation of environmentally friendly products
    • Packaging your products in a sustainable way
    • Leveraging sustainable business practices
    • Promoting the green benefits of existing products
    • Using recycled materials in production
    • Harnessing green energy
    • Reducing production waste
    • Using environmentally friendly methods
    • Buying or selling locally, reducing transportation
    • Reducing packaging
    • Making reusable or recyclable products

     

    Who Uses Green Marketing?

    Green Marketing | Examples and Benefits | 4 Strategies to Use

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