The Journey

6 Innovative Companies That Are Leading the Charge on Waste Reduction
Petros Palandjian  

6 Innovative Companies That Are Leading the Charge on Waste Reduction

The tide is turning on our throw-away culture. Consumers and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution and linear economies. A staggering statistic reveals that according to National Geographic, over 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. This plastic waste harms marine life, pollutes our beaches, and disrupts entire ecosystems.

Embracing Dispensing Over Return: A Sustainable and Practical Approach to Packaging
Petros Palandjian  

Embracing Dispensing Over Return: A Sustainable and Practical Approach to Packaging

Unbelievably: over 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced globally each year, with a significant portion being packaging that ends up in landfills or pollutes our oceans.  Finding sustainable alternatives to single-use packaging is critical, and two main approaches have emerged: refill and return systems. Both aim to reduce waste and create a more circular economy, but the question remains – which method is more practical and beneficial for consumers, manufacturers, and the environment?

The Ripple Effect: How Small Changes in Your Operations Can Create A Lasting Environmental Impact
Petros Palandjian  

The Ripple Effect: How Small Changes in Your Operations Can Create A Lasting Environmental Impact

Today's consumers are demanding change. They expect businesses to embrace sustainability, and investors are backing them up. In a 2023 McKinsey & Company report, 83% of global investors declared ESG factors crucial to their decisions. This shift reflects a clear message: sustainability is no longer a niche concern, it's a fundamental business imperative.

What You Need to Know About the UN Plastics Treaty in 2024: A Turning Point for Plastic Pollution
Petros Palandjian  

What You Need to Know About the UN Plastics Treaty in 2024: A Turning Point for Plastic Pollution

Plastic. It's ubiquitous, it's convenient, and it's posing a critical threat to our planet. From choking marine life to contaminating our food and water, the 300 million tons of plastic waste generated annually paint a grim picture. But in 2024, amidst a landscape seemingly saturated in single-use plastic, our littered world finds a potential spark of hope: the United Nations Environment Assembly's historic Plastics Treaty. This blog delves into the nitty-gritty of the UN Plastics Treaty, exploring its potential implications for the world, for sustainable businesses like Good Filling, and for you, the engaged advocate for a cleaner future.

Examples of a Circular Economy and Why It Matters
Petros Palandjian  

Examples of a Circular Economy and Why It Matters

Have you ever stopped to think about the lifecycle of the products you use every day? From the raw materials that are extracted to the waste that is generated at the end of their useful life, the linear economy has a significant impact on our planet. But what if there was a way to produce and consume goods and services more sustainably? A way that keeps resources in use for as long as possible and reduces waste to a minimum?

12 Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Jars at Home
Petros Palandjian  

12 Creative Ways to Reuse Glass Jars at Home

If you’ve embarked on a sustainability journey, chances are you have at least a few glass jars in your home. Whether you bought one at a store, were gifted one from a friend, or received one for a specific use, glass jars don’t need to collect dust on your shelves or be thrown away! 

How to Calculate And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: A Step-by-Step Guide
Petros Palandjian  

How to Calculate And Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: A Step-by-Step Guide

Have you ever wondered what your impact on the planet is? Or how much greenhouse gases your daily activities emit into the atmosphere? Knowing your carbon footprint is the first step to reducing it! 

Start The New Year Now With Sustainability 2023
Petros Palandjian  

Start The New Year Now With Sustainability 2023

The holiday season is officially behind us, so it’s time to start focusing on your own goals for 2023! You might have noticed just how much waste is created during the holidays, and if that’s inspiring you do to something about it, then you came to the right place. Whether you want to finally start your year by reducing clutter and incorporating a few more sustainable choices, or if you’re ready to begin your zero waste journey, there’s no better time than now to begin! 

Sustainable, Convenient, and Affordable Gift Ideas
Petros Palandjian  

Sustainable, Convenient, and Affordable Gift Ideas

The holidays are here, and we all want to gift the people we love something unique and special. Over the years, this might have included shopping for hours at department stores, stocking up on endless amounts of wrapping paper and holiday decorations, and allowing the holiday rush to get the best of us. With markdowns available from nearly every large brand during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s hard to avoid the convenience and affordability.

Why Sustainable Coffee Matters
Petros Palandjian  

Why Sustainable Coffee Matters

For many Americans, starting a morning with a cup of hot coffee is non-negotiable. People all over the world love coffee so much that people in the U.S. drink 146 billion cups of coffee each year. Unfortunately, the coffee we get at coffee shops or cafes needs to be put in something and most times it’s a plastic cup. We order our latte, pick up a disposable sleeve, sip for a few minutes, then toss the cup right in the garbage–all in the name of convenience.

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