13 Jul

Green Steel, the Super Hero of the Auto Industry


The supply chain is becoming more sustainable, one innovative step at a time. Mercedes-Benz already announced plans to release ten new EV models by next year, in line with many other auto manufacturers committing to greener vehicles.

17 Jun

What to Know About Sustainable Cryptocurrency


As cryptocurrencies grow more mainstream, few financial analysts can deny their real-world benefits for businesses and consumers alike. Contrary to their popularity and value, cryptocurrencies do not offer a perfect solution — many of them currently require dangerous amounts of energy to collect and store. Before energy expenditure gets out of control, we must look towards a sustainability plan.

01 Jun

Shades of Green


Imagine a shopping platform that directs consumers to products that are actually sustainable as they shop — Home Goods did just that with their new website called Shades of Green. 

According to Business Wire, Shades of Green uses a proprietary five-point evaluation system to screen products, only showcasing products that meet a minimum sustainability standard on their site. Each product is subject to evaluation based on sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, use and performance, and lifecycle. 

03 Feb

The Sustainability Miracle Plant: Bamboo


Bamboo is an amazingly versatile and renewable material, and we are just beginning to understand the potential implications and uses of this miracle plant. At Golden Arrow, our sustainably crafted packaging solutions are made with bamboo fibers that replace harmful plastic packaging. Here are a few of the reasons why we love working with bamboo. 

03 Feb

Plastic Pollution Solutions: Trash Shouldn't Splash


All change starts small and has the potential to ripple into a much larger movement. While large issues like climate change and plastic pollution require large solutions, starting small and locally can inspire the big waves needed to save the planet. This is precisely what happened with a group of five middle schoolers in 2015. 

03 Feb

Reducing Plastic Pollution in a Pandemic


You may have noticed that quarantine-cuisine and to-go coffee orders come with a lot of plastic utensils, single-use straws, and styrofoam containers. What were once sustainability sins are now quarantine commonplace as we navigate the realities of COVID-19. 

Efforts to reduce plastic consumption do not need to go out the window. There are still plenty of things you can do to reduce your own plastic intake and spread the socially-distant word to your friends and family. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

03 Feb

Working From Home Sustainably


Sustainability starts at home. With more and more of us working from home, now is as good an opportunity as ever to improve sustainability habits. 

Smarter Lighting

Harsh artificial lighting is one of the worst parts of working in an office — so why reproduce that at home? Save energy by positioning your desk near a sunny window and turning down the lights around your house. This study found that natural sunlight improves employee mood and productivity — aka energy-saving efforts plus an added boost to productivity. 

03 Feb

Sustainable Packaging and COVID-19


As the year 2019 came to a close, brands in the food and beverage industry were setting some truly ambitious goals relating to sustainability. Warnings from experts such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum forecasted that the world’s oceans would contain by weight more plastic than fish by 2050. This projection shocked the industry into action, creating a common aim to reduce the negative impacts of packaging on the environment.

03 Feb

Carbon Emissions are Currently Low, but Scientists Fear Rebound


Carbon dioxide emissions have decreased over the past few months due to shelter-in-place orders, with annual decrease figures nearing levels we have not seen since World War II. According to experts, however, these drops may be short-lived. 

An international study published in the Nature Climate Change Journal found that daily emissions have declined 17 percent between January and April and could decline by as much as an additional eight percent by the year’s end. 

03 Feb

Bamboo Packaging: A Sustainable Molded Fiber Option


Bamboo, when used as a material for packaging, offers a high level of durability along with versatility. Bamboo has a rapid growth rate, making it an abundant and biodegradable renewable resource. This giant grass-type plant functions in many capacities from fabric to food to flooring.