Ten Green Bottles
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TOWARDS ZERO WASTE COMMUNITIES.

Ten Green Bottles is a sustainability consultancy that uses the power of local communities to build innovative solutions to waste, in order to accelerate the move to a circular economy. We believe in the power of communities and consumers to affect change nationally, and we want to harness local strength to make a global difference, and begin the journey to more sustainable business models. .  

 
 

EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO SAVE THE WORLD.

The power of local business networks to drive change in our communities is key to helping kick start the sustainability revolution we need to happen locally. SMEs hold the power to creating the change. Ten Green Bottles is creating a local certification to help SMEs begin their journey with their customers Towards Zero Waste. 

 
 

WASTE IS NOT GOING AWAY.

The UK recycling rate for Waste from Households was 45.2% in 2016. The majority (78%) of incinerated waste is household waste. Because of the stalled recycling rates, the gap between waste produced and waste recycled has grown by 1.5%, an increase of 226,000 tonnes from the previous year. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. That works out to about 100 bits of microplastic over the course of just one meal. Microplastics have been found in tap water, bottled water, seafood, and even in organic food fertilizer. At current rates, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CONSUMER AND LEGISLATIVE PRESSURE IS BUILDING.

Customers are looking for businesses that believe in helping reduce global waste and are committed to doing their part in reducing the effects of climate change. Customers will begin to  drive the change through the disruption of profits of polluters as they look for authentic purpose-driven businesses to partner with in disrupted times.   As climate change shows itself in our daily lives more and more, the disruption to current business models and ways of working will be immense. And the opportunity even bigger. 

 
 

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY.

Sustainability and the environment are high on customers’ agenda (Mintel Consumer Trends 2018), and perceived polluters will be forced to change their operations. More and more brands will offer education and leadership with clean, safe and sustainable products that distinguish them from the competition. Many brands are being forced into change -  Coca-Cola has had to raise its 2020 recycling target to 50% because of consumer pressure - and customers are beginning to choose brands based on their environmental credentials.

 
 

PREPARING BUSINESS FOR SUSTAINABILITY DISRUPTION THROUGH CERTIFICATION.

Customers are looking for local businesses that believe in helping reduce local waste and are committed to doing their part in reducing the effects of climate change. The Towards Zero Waste Certification sets the standards for all local businesses around waste management and allows consumers to identify the businesses that share their values around sustainability. Certification will drive cost savings, increase sales and improve brand reputation.