Monday 22 April is Earth Day, a time for us all to act for meaningful change to protect the planet.
Some people march, sign petitions, pledge, announce sustainability measures, clean up beaches and towns and even plant trees. But what can you do? Consider design to help protect the Earth. We ‘hat-tip’ these amazing companies for their award-winning creative solutions that is contributing to the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants:
In the Netherlands alone, 25,000 tents are discarded as trash after festivals every year. That’s 1 in 4 people who leave their tent behind! The
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From better materials right through to better factories and shipping methods, Allbirds is an eco-friendly footwear company that’s attracted support from environmentally conscious consumers, including Leonardo diCaprio. And this Earth Day they have just announced that are going 100% carbon neutral this year.
Recognizing the impact plastic is having on the world, the Lego Group has begun production on a range of sustainable plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane. Which pieces to focus on first? The trees, leaves, and bushes of course. This is the first step towards their ambitious goal of making all LEGO bricks using sustainable materials by 2030.
India uses over 800,000 plastic meal trays per year with 99% of them ending in landfill. With a plastic ban gradually being enforced in the various states,
Giving flowers a second life, pigments from the dried flowers of temple offerings is transformed into liquid paint using innovation from paint company JAT Holdings. Known as Petal Paint, this bright colored paint comes in 5 shades and is donated to artists restoring sacred temples in Sri Lanka (with perfect paint names as well: Lotus Red, Pigeonwing Blue, Trumpet Yellow, Marigold Orange and Temple Flower White.)
These are just six innovative companies doing their part for our planet. There are many more we’d love to share with you so you can expect more posts on ‘design-for-good’.[bctt tweet=”Designing for the good of our planet: A HT to these companies for leading the way in their field.”]