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Your company cares about the planet – and it shows. You encourage cycling to work, there are recycling bins throughout the office, and the employee Christmas gifts? Yup, you guessed it – sustainable, hand-picked products with low environmental impact.

In other words, you’re doing everything right. Or, are you? 

The sustainability jungle, which is complicated as it is, can be even harder to navigate from the office chair. One thing, in particular, trips most of us up – namely, composting. And as it happens, it’s also one of the most important things to get right.

But don’t worry. In this article, we break down the term compostable, and explain exactly how to avoid that one weak link in your chain that could make all your environmental efforts be in vain. We’ll talk about:
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Did your friends ever send you “snipe-hunting” at summer camp? If so, you’ve experienced the power of myths firsthand. 

But not all myths are created equal. In fact, some myths can be downright harmful. This is especially true when they hold you back from doing something that can benefit your business. 

A prime example of this is the realm of business gifting. There are many misconceptions about business gifts — which could potentially get in the way of you taking advantage of this powerful tool.

That’s why we’re breaking down five common myths about business gifting. Plus, we’re explaining the truths on the other side of these misconceptions. 

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Recently, the Supreme Court passed down a ruling that left the sustainability community in a tailspin. To understand why this ruling is important, we have to start with the Obama administration. 

The case West Virginia v. the EPA centered around Obama’s Clean Power Plan. This plan aimed to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted by the coal industry by moving away from coal to renewable energy. Today, coal provides 21% of the electricity in the US, but makes up ½ the carbon dioxide emissions from all power productions. 

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You’re preparing to enter (or re-enter) the world of business gifts. But you feel a little like a hiker standing at the beginning of a trailhead, hoping you don’t take a wrong turn somewhere along the way. 

Luckily, you don’t have to go it alone. We’ve already walked the trail — and we have a map for success that we’re ready to share with you.

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Running your business sometimes feels like trying to run three different marathons at once. You have dozens of projects calling for your time and attention — and many needs to balance within your budget. 

With all these competing demands, you may wonder if business gifts should be a priority for you.

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If you’ve started thinking of things in terms of “pre-2020” and “post-2020,” you’re not alone. The pandemic has changed the world in countless ways. And corporate gifting is no exception. 


In this article, discover five unexpected ways the corporate gifting landscape has changed since 2020. Understanding these trends will help you maximize the benefits of corporate gifting for your business.

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As climate champions, this day has been marked in our calendars for a long time. Each year, as Earth Day rolls around, a new theme is announced to spark important conversations around some aspect of the climate crisis, and you can bet we’re here for it. 

This year, the theme is Invest In Our Planet. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to dig into something we see more and more of in the sustainability world – namely, carbon offsetting

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At Lochtree, we talk about product life cycles a lot. But we know that may have some of you scratching your heads wondering what a product life cycle really is. To make it a little bit easier to understand, we’ve dedicated this whole entire blog to explaining the complexities of a life cycle. 


Assessing a product life cycle requires in-depth monitoring, accounting, and analysis of every step along a product’s existence. It starts the moment we extract raw materials to produce the product. It ends whenever consumers decide to throw it “away” or when it can literally no longer be used. 


Here’s a more comprehensive look at the beginning, middle, and end of a product life cycle.

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You’ve heard about corporate sustainability and think it sounds like a good idea — but you’re not entirely sure what it means or why it’s important. 

Well, the truth is that corporate sustainability has never been more critical than right now. That’s why we’re breaking it down to the basics so you can be in the know.

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