It is a sector that doesn’t immediately pop up when you think of sustainability: the pet sector. But with all the food, toys, grooming, etc. that come with keeping pets- you start to wonder. What’s the impact associated with keeping a pet? Animals also need to be able to meet their needs sustainably, right?
The Netherlands loves the hospitality sector. We love eating out, enjoying a terrace with a (vegetarian) bitterball, or organizing extensive company drinks and dinners. But behind all that food lies a big mountain of environmental impact. How can we ensure all these Dutch hospitality enthusiasts contribute to a more sustainable food system? Exactly what catering company Vermaat wants to find out.
An environmental footprint shows the environmental impact of your product(s). But what can you do with this information? Here are 5 ways in which different departments in your company can leverage environmental footprints to be more innovative, profitable, and sustainable.
Turning rest products into gold – How paper producer Crown van Gelder reduced their environmental footprint by 16%.
Annually, around 2300 kilotons of paper (packaging and non-packaging) are produced in the Netherlands alone. So what’s the environmental impact of paper? Where does it come from- and how could you reduce it? Renowned paper producer Crown van Gelder wanted to find out. And their solution? Sugar beets.
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. So- where do you start? When measuring your carbon footprint, you categorize your emissions into three scopes: scope 1, 2, and 3. We previously discussed scope 1 emissions in our first blog about measuring your carbon footprint. Today it’s time for scope 2 emissions. What are they and how can I report them?
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement we have to halve our carbon emissions by 2030. But, where do you start? You start with categorizing your emissions into scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. In this first (out of three) article on these scopes, we will dive into scope 1 emissions specifically.
The agave plant is the foundation for Mexico’s most famous spirits; Tequila & Mezcal. But what do these two spirits have to do with Batman you say? Everything!
The GHG protocol applies to measuring greenhouse gasses in both the public and private sector and provides standards that create a common ground for many sustainability certifications and reporting systems. In this article we summed up all ins and outs on effective GHG reporting.
Two Drifters Distillery created a 100% electric and 100% renewable distillation process. All completely carbon negative. The trick to their success? Actually viewing carbon emissions as the waste product it is.
Water. The most crucial substance for the survival of humankind. Yet, often we tend to forget just how important water is for us, and how much we take it for granted. This is a problem. Because we do not only consume water for our daily drinking, cooking, or showering. There is hidden water usage in (almost) every product we use. And today we’re going to talk about that.
(This blog is updated every time a new PEF update is released) A new term has risen in the field of LCA’s; the Product Environmental Footprint. A new methodology and standard, initiated by the EU, that will steer organizations to perform more reliable environmental measurements and creates a level playing field for everyone. And here’s how it all works.
You hear a lot of stories about the rescuing of dogs or other cute animals like dolphins and turtles, however, have you ever heard of a company that rescues fruit? Well, vodka producer ‘Good Vodka’ thought that was an excellent idea- and they didn’t stop there.
The impact of coconut yogurt: How purpose-driven brand Happy Coco fact-checked their environmental impact
Dairy replacements are one of the fastest growing categories in food. Many brands try to claim a piece of the pie. The Dutch-German brand Happy Coco wanted to take the extra step: What is their exact environmental footprint? Where does it come from? And most importantly: How can they improve it?
There is one thing that every company can do to become more sustainable, and it doesn’t cost a thing.
How a Mexican spirit- consisting of 22 different types of sustainable Agave- is empowering small indigenous producers. Read more about this sustainable story in the Mexican Mountains.
For Sir David Attenborough, the Dutch agriculture is an example for the sustainable world of the future – according to his new Netflix documentary. But is that really the case?
Ever wanted to know how a glass cube could revolutionize the way we ship alcohol? Of course you have. In this article we will explain how and why glass cubes could definitely make the liquor industry more sustainable.
Environmental emissions can be direct or indirect – Scope 1, 2, or 3. But the differences between the industries say a lot about the potential to improve.
Everyone loves to talk about sustainability. But what do you actually do about it? Measuring your activities against the Sustainability Maturity Path provides a clarifying look at it.
Last year, the Scottish craft brewery emitted 68.000 tons of CO₂. Now they are carbon negative. How did they achieve that?
In sustainability, capacity building means building skills and competencies to empower sustainable change. But it all starts with awareness.
The PEF methodology will radically change how we calculate and compare footprints. And it might be implemented next year.
Quinoa is tasty, but what is the CO₂ footprint of it? And how does it compare to its biggest competitor – rice?
Comparing Apples and Oranges (and Pears) – The Environmental Footprint of Fruit from Europe & South America compared
We should never compare apples and oranges. Or should we? What’s the environmental impact of different fruits – and how does it differ when they come from different places?
What’s the environmental impact of plastic vs. glass packaging? The winner might surprise you. We’ve calculated the difference for strawberry jam and apple juice.
Environmental Product Declarations are often used to showcase LCA results from business to business. But what is an EPD exactly?
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) measures the environmental impacts of a product or service. Learn all about LCA in our extensive guide.