In Waai Weekly Impact we bring you the good news. Each week we curate three stories about positive impact worth sharing. See how others from all around the world inspire to make a difference.

A Marketplace Without Plastic

Source: Sustainable Brands

Only 9 percent of all plastic is being recycled and 12 percent is burned. Companies and consumers alike have been attempting to turn away from plastic in favor of compostable, biodegradable, sustainable substitutes. SourceGreenPackaging is the world’s first global B2B marketplace for sourcing forever plastic-free products and materials.

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First Electricity-Upgrade Since 1908

Source: Fast Company

Overhead electricity lines aren’t a good fit to accommodate the shift to renewables as they’ve been using the same basic design that’s been in use since 1908. TS Conductor has redesigned overhead power lines to make it possible to transmit twice as much electricity. The new lines lose less energy and can also help cut pollution even when they’re used with fossil fuel-powered generation.

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No Plastic For Ikea

Source: Fast Company

By 2028, all existing products will also be packaged without plastic, as part of Ikea’s larger goal to transition to become a fully “circular” company. However, Ikea still needs to work to eliminate the 10% of its packaging that uses plastic.

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