There is nothing like sliding a perfectly balanced packed lunch into your bag before work to make you feel smug. But you know what is an even better feeling? When the lunch is entirely environmentally friendly. Grab your glass jars, slice your sandwiches and follow these simple tips to keep your al-desko lunch green. Related | Europe's best eco-Chefs incorporating sustainability into fine dining Use alternatives to the plastic lunch box Although it is a worthy effort to be put your lunch in reusable plastic containers, take a further step towards helping the environment by abandoning the plastic altogether. This means eliminating cling film, sandwich bags and plastic boxes - all of which is doable with a little bit of organisation. Plastic clogs landfills, floats in oceans and kills animals and takes hundreds of years to biodegrade, so getting rid of it completely means a big step towards a green lunchtime. Consider using a good old reliable brown paper bag instead of plastic wrap to … [Read more...] about Ten ways to make lunching al-desko more eco-friendly
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Mary Hanbury, provided by Published 7:26 am PST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 Business Insider/Jessica Tyler The flagship store as we know it is changing. Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are closing their flagship stores in desirable shopping areas. Experts say that large flagship stores that do not offer exciting and engaging experiences are no longer effective marketing tools for brands. At the same time, digitally native brands and innovative legacy retailers such as Nordstrom and Nike are reinventing the flagship store and proving that it still has a place in retail. At the end of 2018, Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck said the company would be closing hundreds of Gap stores this year, including flagship locations. "This is the piece of the business that we are firmly committed to addressing with urgency," Peck said, adding that the stores that had been selected were were either unprofitable, had low traffic, or didn't offer a good customer experience. In December, … [Read more...] about Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying
Jan 28, 8:04 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Cochrane 01/28/19 AT 7:13 PM The world is changing the way it conducts business. For centuries, humans have used cash to buy and sell goods and services because local fiat currency has been the most efficient way to to conduct commerce. Yet, over the past several decades, technology has drastically changed consumer behavior as well as how governments respond with new rules and regulations. Recent seismic payment shifts away from cash have been driven by the rapid rise of e-commerce and mobile payments.Meanwhile, businesses have faced new opportunities and problems. How quickly is the world moving toward a cashless economy? Are certain geographic areas more likely to experience this transformation? Is this a positive change for society? We'll explore these questions, with an aim to capture nuanced … [Read more...] about How To Start Investing In A Cashless Society
PUBLISHED: 12:45 21 January 2019 Tony Wenham An under-inflated tyre can increase fuel consumption by 3pc Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto VichienPetchmai Insurer Warranty Direct explains some of the best ways to increase fuel economy – and save more than £300 a year. Over the past seven months petrol has increased by 10pc and diesel 11pc, with current prices some of the highest we’ve seen since the summer of 2014. Insurer Warranty Direct believes there’s never been a better time to look at the best ways to boost fuel economy – and save money.1 Consistent cruiseTests have shown varying your speed up and down between 46.5-52.8mph (75-85kph) can increase your fuel use by 20pc.As you get to know your vehicle, you’ll be able to tell what certain speeds feel and sound like without having to look at the speedometer too much, and you’ll adjust your foot on the pedal more naturally. But when you’re first learning (and/or don’t … [Read more...] about Eight ways to save £300+ a year on motoring
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