Guilt-Free Ice Cream!

Hate Mondays?

Imagine getting ice cream after a long, dreadful Monday. Imagine it being vegan Haagen Dazs ice cream. You know the kind that tastes even better than the rich, melt-in-your mouth, yummy tasting normal ice cream we all crave and love? Better yet, imagine the Haagen Dazs ice cream in a reusable stainless-steel container delivered straight to your house! With that kind of service, who would ever dare to leave the house?

Well, folks, this dream can become a reality in New York City or Paris. By this spring, Loop has teamed up with major consumer product companies such as Tide, Crest, Nestle (producers of Haagen Dazs), The Body Shop, and others to begin one of the largest zero-waste initiatives ever. While recycling is great, it is impossible to keep up with how many times people throw away single-use items.

Loop’s zero-waste solution is to deliver a large range of products that are less harmful to the environment. From toothpaste to cleaning supplies to laundry detergent to ice cream, the Loop will have it covered. Just like Amazon, the items you purchased will be delivered to your doorstep by UPS. However, instead of cardboard boxes, engineers are designing reusable tote bags that are designed for durability. Once you have used up the products, just send it back and Loop will automatically replenish whatever you used. Loop also uses stainless steel containers in the process that are cleaned, sterilized, and then reused for the next customer.

This innovative packaging will have a 50-75% better impact than other conventional alternatives.

"We need foundational changes. Our version of the foundational change is: How do we solve for disposability at the root cause…”

Tom Szaky, CEO and co-founder of TerraCycle

This analysis is conducted by TerraCycle, a major recycling company that works with Loop’s supply chain to find sustainable and cost effective ways of reducing costs and pollution. This first step will create monumental change away from a disposable consumer society to a more eco-conscientious one. Simply put, by Tom Szaky, Loop and other corporate partners are changing the world from “disposable to durable”.

By 2050, plastic will outweigh the fish in our oceans.

Between TerraCycle and Loop’s zero-waste initiative, the top 10 largest plastic polluters are working to transition towards a zero-waste environment by 2025. This is reminiscent of the 1900s when milk bottles were deliver to the doorsteps. Why not go back to a similarly effective model? With Loop, they have designed it in an effective way for the modern world. Profitability and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.

Not only are the 21st century environmental stewardship practices for corporations more targeted and have the ability to be better than ever, but your delicious Haagen Dazs ice cream will stay colder for longer. Be sure to thank that stainless steel double layered container and enjoy! 

Go ahead and reserve a spot to be apart of this growing, guilt-free trend! Get your spoons ready because I know I am! Mmm.

The Rise of the Eco Blogger

Environmental practices are no longer fringe issues.

During the era of Al Gore and before his claims of creating the internet, many environmental activists were decentralized and unable to communicate with each other in the same way that we can do today. Similarly, consumers are learning more about the supply chain structures of companies. This frequent dialogue between firms and consumers has led to the ‘Rise of the Eco Blogger’. While this may sound ominous, we assure you it is not!

“When you tie anything back to revenue most companies will be on board and as marketers, we successfully showed that recycling and reducing trash actually equaled cost savings. As for changing the mentality of others in the company to get on board with recycling the educating piece helped to some degree. The real change began with us stepping up and becoming advocates within the company.”

Cheryl Cross, @theecofriendlymom on Instagram

Below are five Eco bloggers that we would like to highlight and share with our viewership. We chose some of these people based upon impact and others based upon growth potential! Feel free to look them up and we encourage readers to check out their pages.

  1. Sustainability in Style on the web.

  2. Simply Carbon on the web.

  3. @life.in.a.shell on Instagram

  4. Conscious Tay on the web.

  5. @theecofriendlymom on Instagram.

While all of the above are great resources, we would like to briefly highlight #5 on our list. When we talked to Cheryl Cross, she recently began her @theecofriendlymom in 2018. Despite the freshness of her blog, Cheryl more than makes up for it with her passion for the environment. Like so many of our readers, not only does her blog bring her joy, but she also loves to share tips and “bring awareness to causes that are important to [her].”

Without a doubt, she noted, “inspiring and educating others to make or feel empowered to make zero waste changes is what compels me”. When asked further about her time since college to now, she further explained how awareness for single-use issues has re-surged and companies are now focusing on more sustainable, renewable practices. This gives her hope to believe we could make significant strides in eliminating single-use products. For example, Anheuser-Busch released their sustainable 2025 developmental goals and their presence will encourage others to do the same.

We hope you have a great Sunday and be sure to check back in on our articles! Go follow each of the above accounts and read more!