The Sustainable Scrapbook – Vol. 011

Volume 011

Welcome to Vol.011 of The Sustainable ScrapbookPoapoa’s fortnightly newsletter helping you discover the latest sustainability news, apps, products & ideas.

In this edition we are looking at:

  • Loop: the latest zero waste platform (run by big brands)
  • Love Food, Hate Waste: how to cook with off-cuts and leftovers 
  • Plastic Free: a new exciting plastic free consumer trust mark
  • Flora: an app to increase your focus and productivity

We believe that for our grandchildren to inherit a beautiful world, the change makers need to be heard.

This is our way of sharing their voice with you.

Big-brands backing zero-waste!
A new zero-waste champion, Loop, is about to change the way we shop forever. Household staples are delivered to your door in sleek, futuristic metal pods, and when you’re done, the container is collected, cleaned & reused. Eight of the world’s largest contributors to plastic waste have signed up. Could this be the circular solution we’ve been waiting for? 

Yet to be launched and backed by a cohort of consumer giants, Loop promises quality, affordability & convenience. When big corp goes loop, what’s left for smaller brands like Poapoa

Luckily, amazing humans are launching zero-waste shops around the country (and stocking Poapoa): find us at The Refillery in Edinburgh! 

Say farewell to plastic waste!

Love food, hate waste
It takes water, energy, fuel & packaging to produce the food we love & buy. We all agree it should never be binned; however, it isn’t always easy to know what to do with off-cuts, over-ripes or leftovers. Love Food Hate Waste can help. Their site is brimming with excellent advice & delicious recipes to help you waste less good food.

Snippet – How to use cauliflower leaves: “Eat more of your greens by giving these outer leaves a thorough wash, then popping them in a bowl with oil and spices. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until crispy – bish, bash, cauli leaf nosh!”How to eat it all.

Patently plastic free
Recycling can be confusing: what goes where, is this that, does this symbol mean recyclable or…?

A Plastic Planet are here to help with their PLASTIC FREE consumer trust mark. Like the recycling symbol, this can be placed on products to instantly inform consumers who want plastic-free choices without confusion. 

Plastic power to the people!

Stay focused, together

When FOMO strikes but you need to focus, a new app might provide the motivation you need. You & your friends can login, set a timer & disconnect together. The difference? A digital tree begins to grow once the timer starts and whoever picks up first kills it. For added motivation, each digi-seed that grows into a tree means Flora will plant a real one! Win-win.

Get stuff done & save the planet!