Environment Rejuvenation

Conscious Consumerism - 2019 is the Time for Change

2018 has seen increased plastic attacks on supermarkets, leaving all unnecessary packaging behind in trolleys, consumers refusing the straw and raising awareness of the harm single use plastics are doing to our seas and planet. It’s hard to forget the image of the straw being pulled from the sea turtles nose, or the peeled orange re-packaged in a container to keep it fresh… if only mother nature had come up with a solution…crazy!

Governments and big brands are feeling the change and pledging to ban single use plastics all over the world. The Ocean Cleanup has also started this year with Boyan Slat and team embarking on the largest clean up of the sea the world has ever seen. Whilst there are still teething problems as the system is tested this process and others are the start of actual sustainable change happening.

It feels a little like humankind has been having a 50 year unsustainable ‘plastic party’ with supposed ‘single use’ products even though plastic was promoted as ‘lasting for forever’. But, having woken up realising that forever means ‘you cannot ever really throw it away’ we are ready to reverse the damage. It’s not a short process and there is still a long way to go in terms of making companies accountable for the packaging they use and ensuring that we are taking responsibility for each and every purchase we make. Because, whilst we can continue to keep on blaming the companies, the truth is change starts with each and everyone of us. If we vote with our feet and shop sustainably the manufacturers and companies have to listen or lose profits.

So what can we do to go beyond sustainability and help be part of the solution instead of the problem? Ideally we would all follow in the footsteps of the inspiring people like Lauren Singer who live a zero waste lifestyle https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16168/i-havent-made-any-trash-in-2-years-heres-what-my-life-is-like.html if she can make it work then surely we all can? But, with busy lives and limited finance here's my top five tips to commit to doing this New Year that will help to impact change.

  1. Get out of the gym and exercise outside - All those workout machines, vending machines and strip lights are bad for the environment. Join a local running club or sports team or try yoga or pilates and exercise without contributing to your carbon footprint

  2. Reduce the meat you are eating - more and more people are going vegan or vegetarian, but if that feels to much for you and your family, why not just do Veganuary or join the Flexitarian movement and pledge to reduce the meat you eat by just two/three meals a week

  3. Shop plastic free - take your own re-usable bags and packaging to the supermarket and use those to select your produce over pre-packaged. Certain stores such as Morrisons now offer reward points for bringing your own packaging. Better still, shop local!

  4. Buy second hand - or fix rather than throw away. The clothing industry is the second biggest pollutant on the planet. Try having clothes swapping parties with friends, shopping at second hand stores or buying up-cycled or revamped clothing and accessories

  5. Shop sustainable - If you must buy something, make sure it is ethical and sustainably sourced. That it is cruelty free and wont cause more harm to the planet. You will find a selection of incredible sellers on our homepage www.beyondbamboo.online

We have a duty of care to this planet to leave it in the very best state for the next generation so let's all make a New Years Resolution to make 2019 the time for change.


Tanith Harding

Head of International Projects, RoundTable Global

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Global Youth Awards 2018 UK Event Video

A snapshot of our incredible Global Youth Awards 2018 UK celebrating the extraordinary things that young people are doing to change the world - credits to Hasting Infinity Films https://www.youtube.com/user/hastings... and Platform Inspires https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqGc...

Global Youth awards 2018

A magical day in a beautiful location celebrating the brilliance of young people doing extraordinary things. Huge thank you to our winners, sponsors, finalists, performers and guests. To those that donated in kind and to everyone that attended. To view the brilliant photos taken by Maria Broome Photography visit https://www.global-youth-awards.mariabroomephotography.com/…

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RoundTable Leadership Team

We were delighted to get some much needed head and group shots for the RoundTable Global Leadership team this week. Check out our full album on our facebook page, but here is the team

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RoundTable Global Go Beyond Bamboo With Ethical Marketplace

So excited to launch this fantastic initiative in partnership with Laura Zabo Ethcs Tommy & Lottie CorkYogis Rita Hraiz EcoSparkles Biodegradable Glitter Ayam Organics Moddanio and Sails & Canvas
International award winning change agency RoundTable Global today announced the launch of an exciting new global initiative that will work towards delivering their Global Goal of Environmental Rejuvenation. Beyond Bamboo provides conscious consumers with an online ethical market place selling products that are working towards being beyond sustainable and restoring and rejuvenating the global eco-system. Beyond Bamboo UK will also provide knowledge, information and resources for those wanting to up-cycle and exchange products at the same time as listing ethical and sustainable businesses in the ’Near You’ section, helping consumers to source products locally. 10% from every sale through the site will be used to sustain and scale up the initiative at the same time as supporting local environmental projects.

Tiffany Kelly, Co-Founder RoundTable Global explains;

'We are calling this initiative Beyond Bamboo® as we are keen to create a mindset change and a lifestyle choice. Our products are made from Bamboo and other sustainable materials which are also creating opportunities for local employment, funding social and environmental impact projects and ultimately raising knowledge and awareness of ethical choices that we can all make. We are all caretakers of this planet and it is up to us to ensure that it thrives for future generations. Beyond Bamboo® will create a hub for like minded people, passionate about making ethical choices to purchase beautiful products that give back to local and global Eco-systems. We use our profits to invest in the RoundTable Global Goal Philanthropic Projects helping to empower, educate and sustain our planet.’

RoundTable Global have carefully selected partner sellers to showcase their products on the site enabling conscious consumers to shop from multiple ethical traders in one place. Sellers include; Dragons Den featured Cork Yogis, Mudra, Ethcs, Ayam Organics, Laura Zabo, EcoSparkles, Moddanio, Sails and Canvas and Tommy and Lottie with many more uploading products daily. Each seller has a behind the label section on the homepage so you can find out more about them prior to purchasing any products 

 

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