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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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You know how the story goes – you’ve put two peppers down on your shopping list, but now that you’re standing in the veggie aisle at the store… why not buy a few extra, just in case? 

Or maybe, your story goes more like this: After two days of eating the same tomato pasta, it just doesn’t look that appetizing anymore… so you make something else, and the next time you see those leftovers? They’ve grown fur. Yikes. 

Food waste is nothing new – we’ve all heard of it, and honestly, we’ve all done it. But according to a recent report by the UN, 931 million tonnes of food goes to waste every year – that’s 17% of all food produced globally. The figure is even higher in the US, with an estimated 30-40% going straight into the bin. 

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Nothing turns a house into a home quite like candles. 

The warm, lovely scent, that instant homely ambiance… yup. Summer, autumn, winter, spring – if you’re anything like us, you love your candles year-round, no matter the season. 

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Hair is a deeply personal thing. Unless you’re a buzz cut kind of person, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve been going to the same stylist for years. You probably have an arsenal of products you trust for styling your hair. And, you fluctuate between one to three hair styles outside of special occasions. 
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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 made it here, you’re likely considering buying a Leaf Razor. 

Well I have good news – I bought it, and have been using it for five months. So, I’m ready to share if a Leaf Razor is worth the investment. If you’re like me, then you are a little nervous to leave behind Ol’ Reliable, aka your plastic razor. 

Did you know that recycling programs have been around for more than50 years in the U.S.? Yup – ever since the 70s, people have been sorting their waste into various bins, doing their bit to close the loop.

And after doing it for so long, you’d think we all knew the ins and outs of recycling. It’s pretty intuitive, after all – just toss the cans into the bin. Right?

Right. But the recycling industry is always changing, with new techniques and obstacles turning up as the years pass. And still, many old ideas about recycling linger, eventually turning intomyths. While the recycling industry moves on, we keep on believing what we always have, completely unaware.

And no, it doesn’tsound like a big deal, but it actually makes recycling a lot less efficient than it could be. So today, we’re busting7 common myths about recycling, to helpyou sift through all the claims out there and stay up-to-date.

Ready to see some recycling myths debunked? Let’s get to it.

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As the world is changing, people are becoming more aware of the importance of growing their food. In vegetable gardens, bagged compost is often used as a top dressing to improve soil quality. Here are some tips on how to make and use your compost:
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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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