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Earth Day 2021: Powerful Quotes from Town Haul Podcast Guests

Earth Day 2021: A powerful quote from Town Haul podcast guest

Since the establishment of the Town Haul Podcast, Rubicon® has been fortunate to record content with some of the largest brands and industry influencers in the field of environmental sustainability.

To celebrate Earth Day 2021, we have compiled a list of 21 powerful quotes directly from experts to help educate and inspire companies and individuals to examine their behavior and implement some key changes to help improve our planet.

Regarding identifying the problems that bother our planet

"If the population grows exponentially, they tend to use, use and use instead of putting things back into the system for reuse. This is a very bad mathematical equation." — Mitch Hedlund, Founder and Executive Director, Recycle Across America

"In the United States, we use 500 million disposable plastic straws every day, which really scares me because it drops to 1.6 sticks/person/day." — Miles Pepper, inventor and co-founder of Final Straw

"We need to collect 10,000 tons of garbage and 2,000 tons of recyclables every day. This is a logistical challenge in itself." — Kathryn Garcia, former New York City Health Commissioner

"More than 21 billion pounds of textile waste is put into our landfill... It is estimated that 95% of the textiles that end up in the landfill can be recycled, upgraded or reused. So this is a shock The market failure is also a large amount of waste transferred in our environment." — Daniel Silverstein, creator and designer, zero waste Daniel

"On average 40% of the food in the United States is wasted. This is crazy, because if food waste is a country, it will become the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China." — Katherine Kellogg ( Kathryn Kellogg), writer and zero waste blogger

"When plastic enters the ocean, it enters the food chain and eventually enters our dinner plates... If you are a seafood eater, you will eat hundreds of pieces of plastic each year."-Brian Linton, founder and chief of United by Blue Executive officer

Tips and tricks on the sustainable development of enterprises

"First look at all the inputs; the materials fixed in your business and all the goods you buy and see where you see the waste? How do you see how they are packaged and the cartons received and how they are at the end of life Waste in whereabouts? Just ask yourself if there are other options? And due to the growth of sustainable products and services, your distributor may carry some alternatives, and then once you have these more sustainable products, I will See which one-time options are right for you. If your mover currently only provides you with trash cans or recycling cans, please ask them about composting. Is composting a service they provide? If they don't, why or why not? Maybe it’s just because customers like you don’t have a demand for such services. If they know there will be such demand there, they may do or will do things. If you don’t ask, you won’t know." — Annie Davis, Director of Business Development, World Centric

"Don't put trash in one corner and recycle it in another corner. Recycling bins, trash bins and compost bins need to be close to each other and have standardized labels. Do not put your recyclables in plastic bags and put them in the recycling bin ——Plastic bags are a deal-breaking thing for most transporters and recycling facilities, so dump your recyclables into the recycling bin, then recycle your plastic bags or reuse it. Pay attention to what you buy. Look for good recyclable packaging, and look for bulk packaging rather than a large number of small packages. If you can, avoid large amounts of over-packaging." — Mitch Hedlund, founder and executive director of Recycle Across America

"Some of the strategies you use at home can be used in the office. Things like lighting; lighting is a very simple way to reduce costs, but also has better light quality. LEDs are much more cost-effective . Even during the day-when we can see outside, people function better and have better cognitive functions. Discuss healthy food choices and compost with your office leader. Office recycling is really important, and It's easy to do." — Andrea Pinabell, Southface Energy Institute

"Measurement is the key... You can't manage what you can't measure. Get your hands dirty, go in, and go out. You will see where the real waste is. It will make you better understand and return to the upstream. Reduce waste." — Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager, Wegmans

"How do companies make changes? The important thing is to really look for and find trusted partners they can work with in their communities and problem areas, and start building relationships with organizations that provide solutions to these difficult problems. Business owners There is a need to be creative in how to provide these organizations with additional platforms and resources to implement these solutions." —Justin Winters, Executive Director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

"As a marketer and business leader, I have never really spent too much time thinking about what happened to these products at the end of their life cycle and what the unintended consequences are. What I’m doing in this world. It’s time for me to do something to make the world more sustainable and better. Business can and should be a force for good." —Joy Bergstein, seventh generation

Zero waste journey

"The simple definition is not sending anything to the landfill. The more complicated definition I personally really like is to completely eliminate the garbage. That's because we can waste much more than we throw into the trash can. We really You must focus on more comprehensive solutions and think more broadly." — Kathryn Kellogg, author and zero-waste blogger"For something to truly achieve zero waste, it cannot be designed only for this impact. It must be connected to infrastructure and systems to keep it away from landfills." — Annie Davis, Director of Business Development, World Centric

"Every decision consumers make every day is a way we must consider achieving zero waste. The more people choose not to take water bottles, but to use reusable water bottles and reusable bags, this is what the plan is all about Content." — Kathryn Garcia, former New York City Health Commissioner

"I encourage people I work with, at least during their working hours, to try zero waste. Can you bring a reusable lunch box, can you bring your own knife and fork?" — Daniel Silverstein, creator And designer, zero waste Daniel

"Everything we throw away will cost us some money. The average American throws away about $2,000 worth of food every year. Paper towels are like paying for trash! A zero-waste life can also save a lot of money because we don’t pay for it anymore. Pay for items." — Kathryn Kellogg, author and zero-waste blogger

"Preparation is the key. I have some necessities that I carry with me every day, such as reusable tableware, cloth napkins that double as handkerchiefs, jars or cans for storing leftovers or composting on the go, reusable water bottles, and emergency Situation handbag, because you never know when you want to pick up something. This fits a small 10×5 cosmetic bag, very easy to put in a backpack or purse or in the car. It ensures that I can be satisfied at all times My basic requirements, and help to avoid the use of disposable plastics and waste. It is as simple as a phone, wallet, keys and necessities." — Daniel Silverstein, creator and designer, zero waste Daniel

"People say you want to vote in dollars; everything you buy will have a knock-on effect on the economy... Every time you buy a deformed apple, not the perfect shiny, waxy red delicacy, someone will feel it , Eventually we will be able to explain all the money spent, maybe Forbes will write it down, this is how these things spread in the community." — Alison Mountford, "End and Stem"

"In a lot of campaign work, there are indeed things that say,'Great. We just make you excited about the environment. Accept it and meditate on it every day. This is something you can buy to be a part of it. Guess what ? You don’t have to really fundamentally change your life to continue living sustainably'.” — Emma Riley, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lonely Whale

"When you are at the grocery store, don’t just randomly pull things off the shelf just because it speaks to you at that moment. If you don’t have a plan for everything you buy, especially perishable items, then a few weeks later You will throw them away." — Alison Mountford, "End and Stem"

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