Sustainability

Why Every Day Ought To Be Earth Day

What is Earth Day? Earth Day originated in the USA as public concern for the environment, and the damage humans were doing to it, grew. The first Earth Day event took place in 1970, and since then the movement has gained momentum, resulting in this year’s event involving over 190 countries.  Earth Day aims to motivate …

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Vertical Farming’s Place in the Future of Sustainable Food Production

We are all aware of the need to live more sustainably, especially with our growing population. We need to find ways to feed ourselves that have a smaller impact on the environment, and vertical farming is touted by many as being a way to produce more food more sustainably. However, there are still lots of …

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Growing Food a Lot Closer to Home

Over the past year, we have all had to think about where our food is coming from. The stark reality of empty supermarket shelves was an impactful sight, reminding us that all our food doesn’t magically appear on the shelves for us to purchase and take home. In the UK, we import 45% of our food. …

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3 Ways to Save the World (Without Needing Superpowers!)

Superheroes are more popular than ever! Marvel and DC have been extraordinarily successful in capturing the imagination of millions of people all over the world, as their heroes conquer baddies from across the universe. But in reality, some of the biggest threats to our existence on this planet are not aliens, or mega-rich sociopaths, but …

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British Fishing Needs to be Thrown a Lifeline

If you’re living in the UK, you would have been hard pressed to avoid seeing news over the last week or so about the difficulties British fish and seafood companies are facing due to Brexit (Brexit: Seafood lorries park near Downing Street in protest over new rules causing severe delays at EU border | UK …

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The Dawn of the Zero-Waste Age

We all want to do our bit in the fight to preserve our planet. There are more eco-friendly options than ever before, as businesses that offer eco-friendly solutions to daily struggles are thriving. Sustainability is a buzzword that is thrown around every day, but how many of us can truly say that our lifestyles are …

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Why Small, Local Growers could put Big Growers out of Business

Many of us have the luxury of going to a supermarket or grocery store, picking our groceries off the shelves, and placing them in our basket, without a second thought about the journey they have been on to arrive here. It is only when those shelves start to look a little bare, as many did …

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Invisible Waste – What is it and How to Reduce it

This week (21st – 29th November 2020) is European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), and here at Vitabeam we are spreading the word! Fundamental to Vitabeam is our mission to reduce food waste – an important element of waste that is often overlooked. But this week we are casting our eye over the wider waste …

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