Tag: Sustainability

Do you dare to repair?

Do you dare to repair?

 Last year the UK government introduced the ‘Right to Repair’ law, designed to tackle “built-in obsolescence” (where appliances are designed to fail after a certain period). The aim of the new rules is to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years and reduce the estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE (waste electrical and electronics equipment) […]

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

How will the energy crisis speed the transition to renewable energy?

  Families and businesses are facing huge increases in their energy bills, many will be looking for ways to lessen the blow. Those that can afford to, will invest in more energy efficient tech and appliances.  In response to customer demand for more sustainable and efficient products and services, there is lots of information and […]

New Year – Quick Wins

Another Year Another Resolution?

  Another Year Another Resolution? 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February*. This year, try a different approach and grab some instant gratification with some quick wins to be greener before February! Here’s some ideas to get you started: 1.     Switch to a green energy supplier. Check out https://octopus.energy2.     Ditch the plastic milk bottles and find […]

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the Closed-Cup?

What did the mushrooms sing when they won the closed-cup?

  “We are the champignons!” Sorry! ’tis the season to share terrible jokes.  Today, I want to talk about the wonder of mushrooms ?. Let’s look beyond soups and stroganoffs and explore a couple of more innovative ways in which humble fungi are now being deployed: 1.     Grown-to-measure mushroom packaging, from Mushroom Packaging (does what it says […]

A Net-Zero Roadmap for Travel & Tourism.

sustainable tourism

It’s been another big week for global climate action with promising headlines on political collaborations from COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference. For travel & tourism the headline grabbing news is the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council‘s Target Framework for the Travel & Tourism sector. The roadmap covers a lot of ground and will […]

Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality

Sustainable hotel, lush foliage by a pool

It’s been a great week for advancing greener tourism. With the launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism yesterday and the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance announcing its Pathway to Net Positive Hospitality, we are witnessing collaboration, commitment and real action on climate change from many within the industry. At TerraVerde we are particularly impressed with the ambition set […]

(and I will try) to fix you!

(and I will) try to fix you

Coldplay have announced plans to make their 2022 world tour as “sustainable as possible” Measures include: A kinetic dance floor, so fans can generate some of the electricity for the concert.  Planting a tree for every ticket sold.  10% of earnings being donated to environmental and social causes. Installing solar panels. Discounts for Fans who commit to […]

Google takes steps to make travel greener

Which would you choose?

Google processes approximately 5.6 billion searches per day, this epic volume of search data provides sharp insights into customer behaviour and trends. When Google adds a new feature you can be sure it’s in response to rising consumer interest.  Two recently announced features have captured the attention of the travel industry. It’s now possible to see […]

The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology

Hotel food

Last week WWF and Greenview unveiled the Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, the methodology provides a common approach to report on and manage waste. Many in the hotel industry have made progress on waste reduction, but unlike water and electricity consumption, waste is notoriously difficult to quantify. Without a standard measurement approach in place industry-wide waste reduction is […]