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Climate change is a huge problem that impacts everyone, no matter where in the world you live. The only way forward is to be more green and proactive when it comes to tackling global warming. Thankfully, some of the world’s biggest brands are changing to help protect the planet for the future - here’s what some household names are doing to help.  

Beer companies have decided that it’s time to say goodbye to plastic holders. Firstly, Carlsberg have created a biodegradable glue that keeps their cans fastened together without the need for plastic packaging. But our favourite design idea has to be Corona’s Wizard Staff concept. This is a way of stacking cans by having them lock together, meaning no extra packaging is required!

With #SecondHandSeptember, Oxfam are aiming to tackle wasteful fast fashion this September by encouraging people to say no to new clothes for 30 days. Could you do it? Give it a try, you might just find your favourite one-of-a-kind item of pre-loved clothing.

Zara are ranked as the most sustainable fashion company. Their goal is to develop an efficient life cycle for all their clothes, to make sure a lot less of their products end up as landfill waste. Zara, along with many other modern fashion brands, have product ranges dedicated to recycled materials and ecologically-grown cottons.

L’Oreal are consistently in the top sustainable brands worldwide. They have aligned their corporate goals with the Paris Agreement, meaning 100% of the water they use for industrial purposes is reused. L’Oreal believe the biggest thing they can do is communicate what they’re doing, to encourage you to assess your ecological footprint and aim to make more sustainable choices. In their own words, are you worth it?

Patagonia plan to be carbon neutral by 2025 by using renewable electricity throughout all their stores, offices and distribution centres. Patagonia’s answer to fast disposable fashion is their Worn Wear program that repairs, shares and recycles your clothes. 

Levi’s have pledged a “profits-through-principles” approach to help tackle climate change. By creating new products and developing new ways of manufacturing to use less water, they’re currently on target to use 2 billion litres less of water to make their items. 

Coca-Cola has been working hard to reduce the impact packaging waste has on the environment. By 2030, all packaging will be 100% recyclable and use 50% recycled material. Alongside this, they’re planning to collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one which is sold.

They’ve done their bit, and you can help out too! Find out more about how The Student Housing Companycan help you live a more sustainable life.