Eco-friendly News – Green Initiatives by Apple Inc, Cape Town Tuk-tuks and State of Arizona

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Tech Giant Apple Inc has started use of 80% recycled paper bags nd ditched its use of plastic bags. The note advises Apple employees to ask the customer if they would like a bag before giving them one. If Apple stores still have plastic bags in stock, they will use those before switching to the paper bags. Read the complete details on CNBC

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Tuk-tuks will soon become a common mode of transport in Cape Town. A tender has been issued for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services. Preference will be given to bidders offering environmentally friendly tuk-tuks.there will be 80 operating licenses, according to the mayoral committee member for transport, Brett Herron who confirmed, ” Bidders with environmentally friendly tuk-tuks will therefore receive bonus points during the bidding process.” Read the complete details on BD Live.

Eco-friendly burials are on the rise in Arizona in the United States. Green burials can be done in a variety of ways. Generally, workers will place the deceased in a biodegradable container, such as a cardboard box, instead of a traditional coffin. The bodies are not embalmed, and they are not clothed with any material that is not biodegradable, such as rubber shoes or metal buckles. Alternatively, workers can shroud the bodies in different types of greenery to help the breakdown process. “It’s a choice that people are making,” said Bill Gabriel, the funeral home director and embalmer at Sunwest. “Unlike a traditional burial or cremation, this probably has the least effect on the environment, and it’ s a natural way of going back to the Earth.” Read the complete details on Cronkite News

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