Greetings and welcome to the first issue of our Good for US newsletter. We would like to thank you for joining this community of people who are interested in taking real actions to protect the environment. This is the first of our monthly communications to our friends and supporters, and we would like to welcome you warmly. Here at US Supply House we are striving to create harmonious relationships between companies and the environment by making it easy to access biodegradable products for businesses and consumers.
We are proud that our customers are taking strong and clear actions to improve the environment. In 2022, we are certain that you can join the global movement that is working hard to protect our planet. We invite you to discover our list below of notable sustainable businesses. We hope that these pioneers inspire you to take action in 2022 and help us in our mission toward United Sustainability.
Location: London, UK
Silo has become a true pioneer in the zero-waste industry. Only two years after opening, this restaurant won the prestigious Observer Food Monthly award for “Most Ethical Restaurant.” Silo is one of the first restaurants that is taking concrete action to become zero waste. The restaurant works directly with local farmers, ensuring that the products that are offered on the menu are truly sustainable. Supplies are transported in reusable crates, avoiding the use of any plastic packaging. Every product that enters the restaurant is composted in their composting machine. Finally, the restaurant focuses on maximizing the production of its ingredients on site, including a mill for bread flour and alcohol brewed in the basement.
Name: Original Unverpackt
Location: Berlin, Germany
This is the world’s first zero waste market. This retailer helps their customers stock their pantries completely without waste. Every product that is sold here is available in bulk, and customers can select exactly the portion size that they require. Most of the food offered comes from local suppliers. Original Unverpackt encourages customers to bring their own containers on their visits to buy what they need. Five years after opening, this market continues to be a touchstone for the future of the zero-waste movement. More and more stores continue to offer this concept as the popularity of zero-waste grows.
Name: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Location: Atlanta, United States
The Atlanta Airport was one of the first in implementing an ambitious waste management plan which will allow it to become a zero-waste institution. Their plan includes a ban on plastic bags as well as a mandate for all concessionaires to use compostable products. This waste management plan includes food donation and the commissioning of a composting facility on site. Atlanta Airport is also working on an energy efficiency certification to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by twenty percent.
Name: Green School
Location: Bali, Indonesia
The Green School in Bali is a leader in the field of education for sustainable development. Its commitment to sustainability is reflected both in its facilities and in its curriculum. In 2013, the school was listed as the greenest school in the world by the US Building Council, which is the organization that provides LEED certifications for eco-friendly buildings. The school campus was designed and built with the goal of having the lowest possible environmental impact. The existing bamboo trees and locally sourced bamboo mud form the building structure. The school also produces most of the energy that it consumes using solar panels, a micro hydroelectric plant, and a biogas system. As part of the curriculum, students are taught to grow their own organic crops on campus and the school’s green buses run on biodiesel from used oil.
Location: Norway, Arctic Circle
This hospitality project seeks to be the most sustainable hotel in the world. Svart is located at the base of the Svartisen glacier, one of the most pristine sites in Norway. The building is designed just above the glacier lake and built with local and sustainable wood materials. The hotel aims to be an energy positive facility, generating more energy than it consumes. By using solar panels, the hotel is also hoping to be totally off grid during its first year of operation. Additionally, Svart will minimize it’s environmental footprint through locally sourced food for its restaurant.
Name: Package Free
Location: New York, United States
The Package Free store is a retail role model for future commerce. Package Free supports people in leading a zero-waste lifestyle. Additionally, every product sold by Package Free helps consumers create a more sustainable lifestyle with lower emissions. Products are completely free of plastic and created with 100 percent recyclable or compostable materials. Additionally, all Package Free business operations from their offices to their warehouses follow zero waste principles.