$100,000 Grant Results in 750,000 Diapers for Diaper Banks Supporting Families Impacted by Government Shutdown

NDBN member diaper banks distributed diapers to furloughed federal employees.

Greater DC Diaper Bank is among the NDBN member diaper banks that have distributed diapers to furloughed federal workers and families impacted by the recent government shutdown.

National Diaper Bank Network uses GoFundMe grant to get 750,000 diapers to diaper banks supporting federal workers impacted by the recent government shutdown.

Going without pay for a month left many furloughed federal workers and their families straining to afford basic necessities, like diapers.”

— Joanne Goldblum, CEO National Diaper Bank Network

NEW HAVEN, CT, USA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) announced today that it has directed more than 750,000 diapers to 18 NDBN member diaper bank programs engaged in emergency diaper distribution efforts that are supporting federal workers impacted by the recent 35-day government shutdown.

The diaper donation was made possible by a $100,000 grant to NDBN from GoFundMe and the thousands of individuals who contributed to the “Government Shutdown Direct Relief Fund.”

“Going without pay for a month left many furloughed federal workers and their families straining to afford basic necessities, like diapers,” said NDBN CEO Joanne Goldblum. “Fortunately, diaper bank programs stepped in to help, much like they do following a natural disaster.”

“However, the unexpected demand depleted the number of diapers available to address ongoing diaper need among families living in poverty. The GoFundMe grant allows NDBN to get three-quarters of a million diapers back into these communities so they can continue to be there for families when needed.”

One in three U.S. families experiences diaper need, which is the struggle to provide enough diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy. A lack of clean diapers impacts the physical, emotional, and economic well-being of children and families.

NDBN member diaper banks sharing in the diapers include: Austin Diaper Bank; Diaper Bank of North Carolina (Durham); Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona (Tucson); Galveston Diaper Bank; Greater DC Diaper Bank (Washington); Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank; HappyBottoms (Kansas City); Help A Mother Out (San Francisco); Hope Supply Co. (Dallas); Jake’s Diapers (Kaukauna, Wisc.); Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank; Mitzvah Circle Foundation (Philadelphia); Nashville Diaper Connection; St. Louis Area Diaper Bank; Texas Diaper Bank (San Antonio); The Diaper Bank of Connecticut (North Haven); Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (Pittsburgh); and WestSide Baby (Seattle).

Other national nonprofits receiving grants from the GoFundMe campaign include World Central Kitchen, Feeding America, and Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). To date, the fund has received more than $470,000 in donations.

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families…including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 200 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Twitter (@DiaperNetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/NationalDiaperBankNetwork).

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American Knife & Tool Institute Announces Intro of Vermont Legislation to Repeal Knife Prohibition

Representative Patrick Brennan

Representative Patrick Brennan

Legislation Would Eliminate the Current Prohibition on the Possession and Sale of Automatic Knives

I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to.”

— Representative Patrick Brennan

CODY, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today applauded the introduction of HB H 124, which would repeal Vermont’s prohibition on the possession and sale of automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Representative Pat Brennan, R-Chittenden 7-2, will repeal the burdensome state laws that impede on the rights of law abiding citizens of Vermont.

“I’m proud to work with the American Knife and Tool Institute to ensure that Vermont’s laws allow law-abiding knife owners to carry and use theirs knives and tools the way they need to,” said Representative Brennan. “The current restrictions on automatic knives are antiquated and too burdensome on Vermonters. I’m proud to introduce H 124, which will repeal this unnecessary law and ensure that anyone who carries or uses a knife in their daily life for lawful purposes will be protected.”

“We commend Representative Brennan for introducing this bill,” said CJ Buck, President of AKTI, “and are calling on the Vermont legislature to take swift action in passing this bill. This legislation is in keeping with the ways in which Vermonters use their knives for legal occupational and recreational activities, and will ensure that all law abiding Vermonters have the right to carry the knife of their choosing.”

For information about the Vermont Knife Laws visit www.stateknifelaws.com and for more information about State Laws Regarding Auto-Open Knives visit www.akti.org/state-laws-regarding-automatics/.

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Reuben’s Brews Announces 2019 Beer Release Calendar

SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Right on the heels of opening its new brewing facility, Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews unveils its 2019 Beer Release Calendar. The family-owned brewery plans to continue its extensive small batch and taproom-exclusive releases, while also canning and distributing everyday favorite brews.

The upcoming year’s release calendar includes favorites like Crikey IPA, Gose, and the return of Bits and Bobs along with innovative highlights like:

– New Year-Round Beer – Hazealicious: A perfectly balanced hazy IPA with just the right amount of juicy flavor, offset by a soft bitterness. Available in six-packs and on draft all year long!

– New Sour Series: A diverse lineup of light and refreshing fruited seasonal sours. 2019 kicks off with Tart Cherry Weisse (Jan – Mar); the brewery’s traditional Gose (Apr – Aug); Razzmatazz, a Raspberry Berliner Weisse-style ale (Sept – Oct); and Holiday Gose, a refreshing cranberry-orange Gose for the winter (Nov – Dec).

– New Small Batch Series: This popular – and prolific – series features no less than 12 beers in 2019, a new beer every month. The wide range of styles and flavors is augmented even further in 2019 with the addition of new brews Auspicious Sons, Extant IPA, Limoncello, and Day of the Dead Dark Lager. This series will alternate month by month with 22-ounce bottles and four 16-ounce can packages.

In addition to the published 2019 calendar, an overview of planned styles for the popular experimental Crush series, growing sour program, and Barrel-Aged beers will be published later this year.

You can view the calendar here: http://www.reubensbrews.com/blog/2019calendar

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KlickTrack Launches Cannabis Retail Platform at CannaCon in Seattle

System unites compliance, flexibility and intelligence for cannabis businesses

We created this system from inside a working retail shop from the ground up. We teamed with world-class developers, using a proprietary translator to solve industry-wide problems.”

— Steve Kessler

SEATTLE, WA, USA, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Following a successful beta launch in September 2018, KlickTrack announced today that it is launching its fully integrated retail ecosystem that represents the next generation of cannabis software technology. KlickTrack software unites a product and sales platform, compliance translator, and point of sale system. Cannabis retailers can now run their businesses on the KlickTrack platform, which represents a major advancement over other software systems available on the market today. KlickTrack is an app based system for use across all iOS and is currently available in the App store. Retailers can now run a store from just about anywhere.

KlickTrack offers real-time reporting and mind-blowing automated features thanks to its global product registry which captures products and stores them universally for any retailer to access. This database is complete with product photos and descriptions, eliminating the patchwork of menu, loyalty and other services. As a result, when product enters a shop, the normal 30-minute (or more) intake process is reduced to a couple of minutes.

KlickTrack co-founder Steve Kessler said, “We created this system from inside a working retail shop from the ground up. We teamed with world-class developers, using a proprietary translator to solve industry-wide problems. KlickTrack removes the compliance worries from retailers and allows them to focus on running their business and having access to real-time actionable data.”

Built by cannabis retailers for cannabis retailers, the KlickTrack system addresses common issues and pain points the founders themselves experienced when they tried myriad software solutions as owners and operators of Paper and Leaf, a retail cannabis boutique, located on Bainbridge Island in Washington state. After years of frustration with non-integrated systems, they developed KlickTrack as a synchronized ecosystem, saving retailers time and money. Key features and benefits include:

• Product Registry: Gives retailers ability to easily view and manage inventory and offer their products organized by brand. The forward-facing menu empowers consumers to shop in a way that feels most familiar.
• Proprietary Data Architecture: Reduces inventory redundancies, speeding up workflow, enabling retailers to uphold customer service on high traffic days.
• Data Segmentation Tools and Intelligent Workflows: Provides real-time insights into all sales metrics, allowing retailers the ability to analyze historical customer and product data.
• Guaranteed Compliance: Driven by real-time API, KlickTrack's compliance translator ties directly into state regulatory systems, virtually eliminating the risk of fines and violations.
• KlickTrack Fulfillment Mode: Enables retailers to create orders at the register and on the sales floor that can be seamlessly fulfilled in the back office. Also enables pre-order and delivery services where available.

Cannabis retailers interested in a demo or in signing up for KlickTrack can learn more at www.klicktrack.io or stop by Booth #821 during CannaCon (January 31-February 2). Steve Kessler will also lead a Business/Legal seminar titled “KlickTrack: Creating a global POS platform from inside the store” on January 31 from 1-1:50 pm in Seminar Room 2.

About KlickTrack
Proudly built in Washington State, KlickTrack is a fully integrated retail ecosystem, which unites a product and sales platform, compliance translator, and point of sale system for the recreational and medical cannabis market. Developed out of first-hand cannabis retail experience, KlickTrack offers a synchronized ecosystem for cannabis management across the entire cannabis retail chain and integrations with LEAF, Biotrack THC, and Metrc (end of Q1 2019) states. KlickTrack was built by Steven Kessler and Brendan Hill, co-founders of Bainbridge Island-based retail store, Paper and Leaf, which has been recognized in Forbes, Time, CNN/Money, Interior Design, Variety and Architectural Digest. KlickTrack is currently available to download in the App Store.

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Claudette Roche Explains How Technology is Changing Accents Around the World

Technology has allowed individuals to connect more frequently and efficiently than any other time in history.

People want to be understood. They want to be able to use this cutting-edge technology. And most people don’t want to be left behind.”

— Claudette Roche

VERO BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Technology has allowed individuals to connect more frequently and efficiently than any other time in history. Yet with the mainstream introduction of voice-activated technology, some accents go unrecognized or misunderstood. Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, and Siri immediately recognize demands when delivered by an individual with an American accent. However, individuals with non-American accents struggle to use this newer technology.

Claudette Roche, the Accent Coach explains, “It’s possible that individuals may change how they pronounce certain words or how they sound to get that technology to work for them.” And in some ways, they already are. A recent study showed that 79% of individuals with regional accents reported changing their accent “a little bit” or “a lot” in order to be understood by voice-activated technology.

“If voice-activated technology continues this way, we can definitely see some major changes happening to regional accents,” the Accent Coach says. And it’s not exactly surprising. Most of this technology is coming from the United States. Thus, it makes sense that the voice-activated software is fitted to the American accent. The individuals involved in this technology’s construction likely have similar accents and dialects – which don’t include outlying regional accents.

“People want to be understood. They want to be able to use this cutting-edge technology. And most people don’t want to be left behind,” Roche explains. Roche predicts that more and more individuals may turn to speech coaches for help. “It could potentially and substantially increase the need for accent or speech coaching,” she says.

Regional accents around the world may see a change in the coming decades. Voice-activated systems are becoming more and more common, with uses at home and in the workplace. The other possibility involves a more inclusive approach to voice-activated technology when it comes to different accents. As the Accent Coach states, “Only time will tell.”

Claudette Roche
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Introducing ENDVR.io: A Better Way to Boost Your Brand at the Frontline

ENDVR.io is an iOS app that empowers brands to offer cash incentives to frontline retail employees who provide in-store insights and become micro-influencers.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Introducing ENDVR.io: A Better Way to Boost Your Brand at the Frontline

With ENDVR Brands Can:

Collect valuable in-store insights on-demand
Turn retail employees into micro-influencers on social media
Increase sales through contests and reward programs
Maintain a direct and on-going connection with in-store staff

With ENDVR Retail Staff Can:

Earn extra money
Share valuable insights from the frontline with brands
Gain access to exclusive contests from brand partners
Get pro-deals on great products

ENDVR.io is excited to introduce a new, easy-to-use app that lets brands offer cash incentives to retail employees who provide in-store insights and promote the brand online.

Made to address a growing need in the market, ENDVR creates positive, fruitful interactions between sales associates and brands. As co-founder, Steve Gendron, explains, “Having worked with brands for over 15 years, I know that they are always looking for ways to connect and engage with frontline staff. Brands want to know what sales associates are seeing and hearing on the store floor. That’s the kind of data that help brands improve their products and innovate their marketing. And that’s what ENDVR empowers brands to do, which is why it’s such a useful tool.”

With ENDVR brands can send out simple “missions” to frontline workers who, in turn, provide the brand with information from the store-floor for cash rewards and/or product discounts.

By “gamifying” data collection through the ENDVR survey function, brands are able to gather the all-important in-store intel that only frontline employees can provide. That means access to on-demand insights from retail staff in real-time. It’s an invaluable tool to help keep brands’ marketing and sales teams connected and in-tune with customers where it counts most—in the store.

But getting valuable data is only half of the app’s value. ENDVR also gives brands the opportunity to harness the power of retail associates’ online presence.

Sales staff love great products and are inclined toward certain brand loyalty. They want to promote the products and brands they enjoy and appreciate online. By using the ENDVR app, brands can send out “marketing missions” to retail staff, already eager to share a brand story online and drive traffic to their store.

Through these missions, retail staff can become micro-influencers and get extra cash to promote the products and brands they love. And brands get authentic online exposure to a broader set of potential customers, with minimal cost and effort.

For retail staff and brands, it’s a win-win situation!

During ENDVR’s exclusive launch, there are no upfront professional fees or monthly platform access charges for strategic brand partners. And for retail staff, it’s always free – they simply download the app, find the brand missions that suit them best, and start earning.

ENDVR is a simple, direct and effective way to connect to the frontline and help your brand grow.

To learn more about how ENDVR can help your brand reach the frontline in-store, contact one of our launch specialists at hello@endvr.io.

Media Contact Names: Steve Gendron & Jaffray Hill (co-founders)
Email: hello@endvr.io

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Heavy Hitters Announces Six Lucky Hires for the Best Weed Job on the Block

New Brand Ambassadors – The Originals – Get Paid to Smoke Cannabis and Travel

MAMMOTH , CALIFORNIA, USA, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Heavy Hitters, the original THC vape cartridge from Southern California, announced today its newly hired team of The Originals – Heavy Hitters’ own brand ambassadors. Announced last fall and receiving media coverage from the likes of INSIDER, Thrillist and Now This, the campaign sought to find unique passionate cannabis enthusiasts who embody what it means to be an original. The lucky six will get paid to travel to cool music and lifestyle events, actively showcasing the brand through their passions and skills and, of course, smoke weed. The squad was selected from across the country in a contest to find the most passionate Heavy Hitters fans, who also happen to be avid social media buffs. Each applied online with their video resumes, and were hired to jump in and start sharing their love of the Heavy Hitters brand starting today.

The pay? $1200 per month, plus $500 in Heavy Hitters product credit. The perks? Attending some of California’s hottest festivals and events, all while spreading the love of Heavy Hitters and enjoying the tasty vape brand with friends, old and new.

Here’s a look at the new crew of The Originals. Full bios available here. An array of photos available here.

• DJ Wu from Riverside, is a DJ and music producer. @real_djwu and on Soundcloud at www.soundcloud.com/real_djwu

• Sarina, who hails from San Francisco, is a visual artist. Sarina @_sarinaca and Your Highness on YouTube

• BG Sandino from LA is the founder of Kush Tube and considers himself a cannabis connoisseur who loves making music. @bgsandino and Kush Tube
@therealkushtube

• MsKottonmouf (Yaya) from LA co-owns a cannabis streetwear brand called Kottonmouf Clothing. This brand is all about marijuana and you're going to definitely
KNOW THAT when you see the designs. @mskottonmouf16 and designs at www.kottonmoufclothing.com/

• TiigerLily from Joshua Tree says cannabis is a great way for her to enhance her flow arts and wire wrap jewelry-making. @tiig3rlily and @wireweavedreams

• Coco Hoyne, from Chicago but now living in LA, works for S Factor, a pole dance studio and does tarot card reading @coco.neoamerickana

About Heavy Hitters
The original high-potency vape cartridge, from Southern California, Heavy Hitters boasts True Ceramic cartridges with cold-filtered distillate for the best vaping experience available. Smokers love Heavy Hitters for its best-tasting oil and most enjoyable high. Heavy Hitters' signature cold-filtering purifies the oil beyond standard distillation, resulting in a consistent ultra-potent cannabis oil, and a better experience for you. True Ceramic cartridges yield none of the harmful wick components of standard cartridges, instead relying on high-quality ceramic throughout the heating element to ensure no harmful byproducts, and an even dose. Bearing the Clean Cannabis Guarantee seal, Heavy Hitters proudly meets or exceeds all California standards for cannabis excellence and safety.

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Antique Persian wool carpets and fine Italian paintings share top lot honors at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, January 26th

Monumental circa 1920 wool Bidjar rug, 24 feet 9 inches by 14 feet 11 with blue ground and an overall floral and tendril pattern with vibrant floral borders ($12,500).

Modernist abstract oil on canvas by Gaetano Pompa (Italian, 1933-1998), titled The Kitchen Door, from the estate of David Rockefeller (1915-2017), dated 1960 ($6,250).

Italian rococo Old Master oil on canvas painting, done around 1750, a Neoclassical work depicting a divine beauty seated in a gold chariot pulled by doves ($6,875).

1959 model CS-72 Cavalier ten-cent Coke machine, with a 72-bottle and 17-chilled bottle capacity, nicely restored and in good working condition ($2,812).

Italian Lino Tagliapietra Murano Incalmo glass vase, produced in collaboration with Maria Angelin, 9 ½ inches tall, of robust form with a rounded rim ($2,000).

Palace-size antique Persian wool carpets and oil on canvas paintings by Italian artists shared top lot honors at the 373-lot Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction.

It was exciting to see the non-stop bidding on the Oriental rugs, proving the market is strong. Overall, it was a great sale.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Palace-size antique Persian wool carpets and oil on canvas paintings by Italian artists shared top lot honors at a 373-lot Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction held January 26th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, online and in the gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. A 200-lot live pre-sale, at 10 am, with no online bidding, preceded the main auction at 12 noon.

“It was exciting to see the non-stop bidding on the Oriental rugs, proving the market is strong,” said Bruneau & Co. president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau. “It was also good to see a nice collection of contemporary photography sell with a lot of local interest. Overall, a great sale.”

The auction’s top lot was circa 1920 Persian Bidjar carpet/rug, which sold for $12,500. The wool textile, measuring a stout 24 feet 9 inches by 14 feet 11 inches, boasted a blue ground with an overall floral and tendril pattern within vibrant floral borders and green coloring throughout the field. The carpet had been deaccessioned from the Kendall Whaling Museum in Sharon, Mass.

Another Persian rug that did well was the circa 1890 Bidjar wool carpet that changed hands for $5,000. The 19 feet 4 inches by 11 feet 3 inches rug wasn’t as large as the one just described, but it was just as beautiful, featuring a central red medallion within a navy-blue field and having an intricate floral design within wide stylized borders. It came out of an estate on Cape Cod, Mass.

“Paintings were by far my favorite part of the sale,” remarked Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer, adding, “It was fulfilling to see the Gaetano Pompa, the Old Masters and the Frantisek Reichenthal painting perform so well. I can’t wait for the next similar auction.”

The modernist abstract oil on canvas by Gaetano Pompa (Italian, 1933-1998) realized $6,250. Titled The Kitchen Door, the painting depicted two abstracted figures divided by a door with colorful forms throughout. The work, which came out of the estate of David Rockefeller (1915-2017) measured 15 ½ inches by 19 ¾ inches in the frame and was signed and dated (“1960”).

The Cubist-modernist oil on canvas by Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), depicting a woman holding a bird in a vibrant color palette, went for $4,688. Housed in a 22 inch by 15 inch frame, the painting was artist signed lower right. Reichenthal is regarded as one of the most influential Eastern European modern artists, having painted and taught with Marc Chagall.

An 18th century Italian rococo Old Master oil on canvas painting, done around 1750, garnered $6,875. The Neoclassical work depicted a divine beauty seated in a gold chariot pulled by doves with three cherubs and greyhounds tending to a tired hunter. The painting, which had been professionally restored and relined, was unframed and measured 34 ¼ inches by 30 ¾ inches.

Following are additional highlights from the sale. Online bidding was by LiveAuctioneers.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, Bidsquare.com and Invaluable.com, plus the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes and GooglePlay. All prices quoted in this story include the buyer’s premium.

Soda vending machines – especially Coca-Cola machines – continue to be wildly popular with collectors (and for guys looking to outfit their man-caves). A 1959 model CS-72 Cavalier ten-cent Coke machine, with a 72-bottle and 17-chilled bottle capacity, left the room for $2,812. The machine, nicely restored and in good working condition, was 58 inches tall by 25 inches wide.

An Italian Lino Tagliapietra Murano Incalmo glass vase, produced in collaboration with Maria Angelin, 9 ½ inches tall, hit $2,000. The robust form vase with a rounded rim was decorated with a banded black stripe pattern and numbered (#5 of 100). It was dated (“1984”) and signed to the underside, “Tagliapietra / Angelin by F31 Murano”. It retained the original Oggetti Glass sticker.

A fine old European carved oak coffer chest, made around 1650 and boasting wonderful wear and character, went to a determined bidder for $2,000. The three-board top over four carved gothic panels chest with the original iron escutcheon had issues, such as no lock, worm holes, repair to the feet and a missing return on the lid moulding. But none of these deterred bidders.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next event will be an in-house, live-only DiscoverIT Auction, with no online bidding, slated for Friday, February 8th, at 6 pm Eastern time. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted. A preview will be held the day of auction, starting at 3 pm. Watch the website for the next Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction, plus other events, at www.bruneauandco.com.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980. The firm is always accepting quality consignments for future sales.

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Travis Landry
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The ad that the Metal Packaging Industry doesn’t want you to see

Ditch The Can. Help The Planet.

TetraPak Cartons Vs Cans: The 5 Simple Truths

"The can was invented over 200 years ago, before the invention of the bra or the ballpoint pen! It has served us well, but it’s time we move to an environmentally friendly alternative".”

— Guy Blaksey, Founder of Pooch & Mutt

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The environment is the hot topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, and rightly so. For far too long big businesses have put profits ahead of the planet and we are all becoming increasingly aware of how unsustainable a lot of the products that we consume are. We’ve seen this hit the headlines with shoppers turning their back on big brands with unsustainable packaging including Walkers and Pringles.

Big businesses need to defend their position. They can do this by improving their offering, or by trying to silence those who challenge them. The latest effort to silence a brand comes from the MPMA (Metal Packaging Manufacturer’s Association), who are threatening the independent, ethical dog food brand, Pooch & Mutt.

Pooch & Mutt’s advert urges people to “Ditch the Can. Help the Planet”, as the TetraPak cartons that they use for their dog food have been proven in independent studies, such as the study by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) to have 80% less global warming potential than cans.

The benefits are so great that the number of cartons sold in the first 6 months of launch, had the equivalent benefit to the environment of planting 200 trees! And this is from a company, who is a minnow in the pet world compared to the whales of Mars (Pedigree, Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved) and Nestle (Purina, Winalot, Tails.com).

The carton’s lower global warming potential comes down to 5 simple truths:
1. Raw materials: Cartons are primarily made from a renewable resource
2. Production: Energy used in production
3. Transport when empty: 1 lorry of empty cartons is the equivalent of 9 lorries of cans
4. Space when full: Cartons offer a 40% space saving Vs cans.
5. Weight: Cans are 3x heavier than cartons
To watch Pooch & Mutt’s video explaining the 5x truths go to bit.ly/ditch_the_can

Guy Blaskey, the founder of Pooch & Mutt says “The latest campaign for our wet food cartons urges customers to ‘Ditch the Can. Help the Planet’, as they are proven to have 80% less global warming potential than cans. It’s disappointing to get threats from MPMA. The can was invented over 200 years ago, before the invention of the bra or the ballpoint pen! It has served us well, but it’s time we move to an environmentally friendly alternative. The MPMA claim the environmental benefits of cans by quoting recycling rates, but that is a very tiny portion of the life cycle of a can and it’s associated emissions. It is true that recycling rates are lower for cartons, but 92% of UK local authorities offer carton recycling, we just need to get people to know this. When a customer is standing in front of a supermarket shelf, armed with the facts, there is no argument that if they want to do the best for the environment they should ‘Ditch the Can’ and pick up a carton.’

—– ENDS 486 words —-

Notes to editor

For further information contact laura@poochandmutt.com / 02030 111 567

Imagery to use along with this article can be downloaded from Google Drive here

Pooch & Mutt is one of the UK’s fastest-growing, most award-winning pet food companies, with accreditation from The Ethical Companies Organisation and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

Pooch & Mutt is leading The Pet Food Revolution, to get better quality, healthier food to more pets. Find out more at https://www.poochandmutt.co.uk/pages/the-pet-food-revolution

Laura Paraskeva
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Scooters Versus Sharks

Scooters Versus Sharks: Injuries

Let’s talk about what should actually be frightening you

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Listening to the news on the way into work today-I heard two interesting back to back articles about injuries. The first one-sighted a reduction in the number of shark bites in 2018. Amazingly, sharks took a chunk out of somebody 66 times last year and there was one unfortunate fatality in Massachusetts that came of that.

By contrast in West Los Angeles alone, 228 scooter riding patrons were admitted to two hospital emergency rooms due to scooter accidents. 40% of whom sustained head injuries.

Bottom line-when we worry about a shark attack-we are worrying about the wrong thing. The rate of incidents is so low that you would have a greater chance of winning the lottery or dying by being struck by lightning-heck even a wild boar attack resulting in death would be much more likely.

So give some thought to wearing a helmet the next time you rent a scooter to protect against a real and present danger of brain trauma. Try not to tease any wild boars the next time you encounter one-and by all means- get off the couch and don some scuba gear & discover the other 70% of your planet with peace of mind.

Melinda Herndon
Scuba.com
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