“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is not a new phrase.  The 3 Rs became part of our national consciousness in the 1970s. And we had our first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

In the 1970s being conscious about sustainability–and acting on that consciousness–used to be optional. More and more, as global citizens, we are realizing we must all shoulder the responsibility of making our natural resources last.  It’s almost as if we don’t have a choice.

An Increasing Problem

As we see the effects of climate change on our world, we realize that we need to take action. Our actions can’t be confined simply to recycling programs; we need to be vigilant and consider ways we can develop sustainability in all of our actions–at home, at work, and in nature. How can we reimagine some of our habits and practices to save the resources we have left?

We’re Not Alone

Fortunately, we don’t have to do all the heavy lifting of reimagining sustainability avenues on our own. Emerald Brand is a company who has taken the initiative to create alternative products that reverse the trends of consumption that have depleted our resources. Their “Tree-Free and plastic-free consumables” assist us in our efforts to do what we can daily to save our planet.

It’s Not That Simple

While it might seem simple to create products that don’t consume our natural resources, it has become increasingly clear that it requires commitment and imagination to “make a better mousetrap” in sustainability. As we can see in the ups and downs of sustainability efforts like wind and solar power, creating sustainable products is labor and research-intensive.  Emerald Brands offered just a few products at the beginning, but have now expanded into a range of offerings that are “biodegradable, compostable, Bisphenol-A (BPA) free, and chlorine-free.”

Help Is On the Way

While transforming your business into a model of sustainability–or even a company that is trying harder–may seem like a lofty goal, Emerald Brands can provide not only the products but also the know-how and the methodology to help you and your company do your work in a more sustainable way. Their Eco-Squad program leverages Emerald’s research and development so you can implement sustainability. The program features training and seminars, games, events, giveaways, and marketing support to help your company reach its goals of sustainability.

The Numbers

Emerald Eco-Squad won’t just help you learn new ways to work more sustainably, it will also help you keep track of your progress. Their Quarterly Environmental Impact Savings statement gives you a clear picture of your progress–what you’ve been able to accomplish and how you might do even better. They bring their expertise to you and help you to become experts too. And we all win because of your efforts.

All We Can Do Is Our Best

Now that sustainability has caught fire as a shared goal, we can all help each other to reduce, reuse, and recycle in all aspects of our life. Fortunately, some have made it their life’s work to develop products and processes to help us do our best to reach humanity’s goal of sustainability.

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