Deliciously sustainable snacks help fight food waste & your cravings!
Here in Obeo our aim is to tackle the ever growing food waste problem by encouraging people to recycle. To date we have managed to divert an estimated 775,000KG of food waste from landfill. Luckily we are not alone in this fight. There are a number of other amazing companies who are coming up with innovative ways to tackle this ever growing issue. Over the next few months we will be selecting our favorites to feature on our blog.
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Who is bio-bean?
We’re back with another feature blog post and this week our focus is on bio-bean. This nifty little company is the first in the world to industrialise the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. Founded in 2013 byArthur Kay, the company has grown rapidly, releasing its first consumer product, Coffee Logs, onto the market in 2016.
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Creating bags with a little less baggage
This week Obeo is adding a fashionable feature to the list in the form of sustainably produced bags. Mamukko is the brainchild of Hungarian brothers, Levente & Attila Magyar. The venture was born out of the desire to to produce beautifully designed leather goods in a sustainable manner. Mamukko is all about upcycling, creativity & passion! The brothers have carried on their family’s heritage as 4th generation creators & designers but have added a sustainable twist. The two operate out of their workshop and shop in Kinsale where they sell an eclectic and funky mix of handmade upcycled products.
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Hello Obeo’ers! Today we are back with yet another feature post and this week we are focusing on ReCreate. We have been massive fans of these guys for a while now and support everything they stand for. ReCreate is a social enterprise that produces accessible & affordable art materials and educational supplies. Continue reading “Reduce, Reuse & ReCreate | Obeo Ltd”
How to get kids interested in recycling
With the school term officially in full swing, what better time to get your kids interested in recycling. Schools across Ireland have been making an effort for years now to reduce the waste they produce in an effort to obtain a coveted green flag. Green Flag schools add eco-education to the curriculum in order to educate kids on the importance of caring for the environment. 16g of waste per person, per day, was diverted from landfill by students in Green-Schools during 2016! This is an amazing achievement but the key is to ensure these practices don’t go out the window once the school day is done. We’ve devised some simple ways to get your little ones to keep up the good work!
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Upclycling in your Garden
With the average family producing approximately 600 kgs of non-recyclable waste per year, it’s important for us, as both individuals & a society, to play our part in reducing this figure. Reduction is key, followed then by reuse and finally recycling. A zero waste lifestyle isn’t suited to all of us however there are some simple steps we can make toward leading a more waste free lifestyle. Continue reading “Upclycling in your garden this Autumn with Obeo | Obeo Ltd”
Obeo’s Guide to the Do’s and Dont’s of Composting
We’re on a bit of a composting kick recently. So this week we decided to bring you a little do’s and dont’s list. Knowing what and what not to put in your home composter, will help to ensure that you achieve best results. Composting can often seem like a complicated process so we’ve broken it down into some simple rules. Keep on reading to find out more!
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Simple Ways to Reduce Avoidable Food Waste
Stalks, stems, shells, these are some of the most common food waste items. Often they aren’t seen as waste because we aren’t always entirely sure of how to use them or if they can be used in the first place. Producing some waste is inevitable for most of us. So reduction is key. We wanted to give you a new perspective on some of these commonly discarded items so that you can stop putting them in the bin and start putting them in your belly!
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What’s Happening This Zero Waste Week
Zero Waste Week is in full swing and we have been doing our best to keep the waste in the office to a minimum. That means bringing lunch in reusable containers, recycling all food waste & using as little paper as possible.
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Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017
Electric Picnic is one of the most highly anticipated music events of the year, with 55,000 set to ascend on Stradbally this weekend. Going green at EP is a lot easier than you might think. Festival organisers are making more of an effort than ever to reduce the impact of the event on the environment. Continue reading “Going Green at Electric Picnic 2017”