Zero Waste https://business-spirit.news/ en Pilot scheme launched in Ireland to increase reuse of construction materials https://business-spirit.news/news/pilot-scheme-launched-in-ireland-to-increase-reuse-of-construction-materials <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Pilot scheme launched in Ireland to increase reuse of construction materials</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/pilot-scheme-launched-in-ireland-to-increase-reuse-of-construction-materials" data-a2a-title="Pilot scheme launched in Ireland to increase reuse of construction materials"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/circular-economy" hreflang="en">Circular Economy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/waste-management" hreflang="en">Waste management</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/zero-waste" hreflang="en">Zero Waste</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Circular Economy" title="Circular Economy" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/54.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Pilot scheme launched in Ireland to increase reuse of construction materials" title="Pilot scheme launched in Ireland to increase reuse of construction materials" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/965.jpg?itok=DimNxlb5" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Waste generated by the Irish construction industry can be turned into valuable resources with a newly introduced project.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2851 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2852 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A new pilot programme launched by <a href="https://www.igbc.ie/" target="_blank">The Irish Green Building Council</a> (IGBC) aims to demonstrate that construction waste can be used as a useful resource.</p> <p>According to IGBC’s data, about 50% of materials used globally are linked to the construction industry, and only a small amount of waste generated in this sector is currently reused or recycled.</p> <p>In Ireland, the construction industry generates 48% of all waste, 6.2 million tonnes, with no considerable recycling or reusing.</p> <p>Therefore the newly introduced <a href="https://www.igbc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/CMEx-One-page-Flyer.pdf" target="_blank">Construction Materials Exchange</a> (CMEx) project aims to address this area by implementing Circular Economy principles.</p> <p>This pilot programme strives to prove that by designing a user-friendly and transparent system, the sector could increase the reuse of construction materials that would otherwise end on landfills.</p> <blockquote> <p>“There is a significant resource value in construction waste that is simply going unrealised. The objective of the pilot is to address barriers to reuse and raise awareness about this huge potential,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Pat Barry, CEO at IGBC, regarding the project.</p> <p>The overall goal is to create a platform where materials from the waste stream with the potential for reuse can be easily identified and develop a mechanism that would enable reuse.</p> <p>These data will be administered on an online platform that automatically generates unique passports for materials and facilitates the best matches for reuse.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-2854"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2853 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The Material Passport is a digital document containing information on all the parts in a building that would allow all material sources to keep flowing and avoid landfill or incineration.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2855 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The passport essentially lists all the ‘ingredients’ of a building, which can also be helpful to manage a facility or make changes if it is redeveloped or extended in the future.</p> <p>The CMEx project is funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications in Ireland as part of the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme.</p> <blockquote> <p>“Transitioning to a more circular construction industry is critical to reduce waste and the carbon footprint of the sector. It can also support innovation, while ensuring that resources are kept within the local economy for as long as possible.</p> </blockquote> <p>That’s why we are delighted to support this initiative by the IGBC and encourage many construction companies to get involved,” added Minister Ossian Smyth T.D. with responsibility for Communications &amp; the Circular Economy at the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications.</p> <p>The Irish Green Building Council joined forces with <a href="https://excessmaterialsexchange.com/en_us/" target="_blank">Excess Materials Exchange</a> (EME), an organisation that runs a highly successful materials exchange platform in the Netherlands.</p> <p>The IGBC is Ireland’s leading authority on green building best practices with a network of over 260 organisations and is affiliated with the <a href="https://www.worldgbc.org/" target="_blank">World Green Building Council</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. December</div> Fri, 17 Dec 2021 10:25:10 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 214 at https://business-spirit.news Zero Waste Berlin Festival https://business-spirit.news/partner/zero-waste-berlin-festival <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Zero Waste Berlin Festival</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <a href="/partner/zero-waste-berlin-festival" hreflang="en"><img alt="" title="" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/partner_full_page_logo/public/bsp-images/partner-logo/817.png?itok=hTOo9RHz" width="300" height="300" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-partner-location field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Location</div> <div class="field--item">Germany</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-website field--type-link field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="https://zerowasteberlinfestival.com/" target="_blank">https://zerowasteberlinfestival.com/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-reach field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Reach</div> <div>Germany</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Citizens and entrepreneurs interested in zero waste, circular economy and sustainability will get the chance to connect in Berlin.</p> <p>Organisers are offering a great variety of programmes on-site and online, focusing on seven main categories: Green Cities, Green Tech, Sustainable Fashion, Lifestyle, Sustainable Food Systems, Activism, and Self-Care.</p> <p>The schedule includes creative workshops, art displays, lively discussions, exhibitor area and many other formats with opportunities to learn and get involved.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-active-projects field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> 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<div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/zero-waste" hreflang="en">Zero Waste</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/event" hreflang="en">Event</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-lifestyle" hreflang="en">Sustainable lifestyle</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-platform-partner-categorie field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Platform :: Partner categories</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/829" hreflang="en">Networking | Events | Community</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Aug 2021 14:14:45 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 182 at https://business-spirit.news Zero Waste Berlin Festival welcomes back eco-conscious attendees in September https://business-spirit.news/news/zero-waste-berlin-festival-welcomes-back-eco-conscious-attendees-in-september <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Zero Waste Berlin Festival welcomes back eco-conscious attendees in September</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/zero-waste-berlin-festival-welcomes-back-eco-conscious-attendees-in-september" data-a2a-title="Zero Waste Berlin Festival welcomes back eco-conscious attendees in September"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img 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typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Citizens and entrepreneurs interested in zero waste, circular economy and sustainability will get the chance to connect in Berlin.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2083 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2087 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The second annual <a href="https://zerowasteberlinfestival.com/" target="_blank">Zero Waste Berlin Festival</a> (ZWB Festival) will be back on 17-19 September 2021 at Malzfabrik in Berlin to welcome people interested in the Zero Waste movement, Circular Economy and Sustainability.</p> <p>The ZWB Festival aims to provide a space for citizens, impact entrepreneurs and key players to create transformative changes in their everyday life and business.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2086 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2084 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Organisers are offering a great variety of programmes on-site and online, creating a space for citizens and professionals to learn and network, with the hope of building a greener future together.</p> <p>All live events will take place at the iconic location of <a href="http://www.malzfabrik.de/" target="_blank">Malzfabrik in Berlin</a>, a place shaped by creativity and culture, standing out through its environmentally conscious set-up.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2085 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/636.png" width="786" height="421" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Zero Waste Berlin Festival will be hosted at the Malzfabrik venue in Berlin; Image: ZWB Festival</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2088 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>There will be seven main categories at the event, focusing on Green Cities, Green Tech, Sustainable Fashion, Lifestyle, Sustainable Food Systems, Activism, and Self-Care.</p> <p>The schedule includes creative workshops, art displays, lively discussions, exhibitor area and many other formats with opportunities to learn and get involved.</p> <p>“This year’s event will be an international meeting point for all the people interested in zero waste, circular economy and sustainability.</p> <blockquote> <p>We aim to create an event where people can find practical solutions, make connections and enjoy this experience in a relaxed atmosphere.</p> </blockquote> <p>We are excited that we can finally celebrate in person, welcoming attendees from Germany and also from other European countries,” says Coral Ruz, Founder and CEO of the Zero Waste Berlin Festival.</p> <p><a href="https://zerowasteberlinfestival.com/tickets/" target="_blank">Early-bird tickets</a> are already available online for citizens and professionals to purchase and join the movement.</p> <p>The event will also host an extensive <a href="https://zerowasteberlinfestival.com/exhibitors/" target="_blank">exhibition area</a> and offering space for exhibitors who wish to reach a broader audience to accelerate the green transition.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2091 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--33-66"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2089 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/637.jpg" width="484" height="727" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Coral Ruz, Founder and CEO of the Zero Waste Berlin Festival</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2090 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Ruz adds: “This year we will feature well-known inspirational speakers from different fields, such as Alina Bassi, Founder of a textile recycling company, <a href="https://www.kleiderly.com/" target="_blank">Kleiderly</a> and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020; Sophia Hoffmann, zero-waste chef and activist; David Johannes, co-founder of the first zero-waste restaurant in Germany; and Alexander Piutti, serial entrepreneur and angel investor committed to social impact.”</p> <p>The ZWB Festival was founded by a Spanish project manager living in Berlin, Coral Ruz.</p> <p>When she realised that no international zero waste groups were holding regular events in Berlin, she decided to create a Meetup group called Zero Waste Berlin International in May 2019.</p> <p>The ZWB Festival grew from there as a result of this constantly growing movement.</p> <p>Since then, the start-up has held ten events and reached more than 40,000 people.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2092 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="http://www.malzfabrik.de/" target="_blank">Malzfabrik</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background 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June</div> Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:18:52 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 152 at https://business-spirit.news Sustainability Showroom opened in Helsinki to promote zero waste and circular design product range https://business-spirit.news/news/sustainability-showroom-opened-in-helsinki-to-promote-zero-waste-and-circular-design-product <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Sustainability Showroom opened in Helsinki to promote zero waste and circular design product range</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/sustainability-showroom-opened-in-helsinki-to-promote-zero-waste-and-circular-design-product" data-a2a-title="Sustainability Showroom opened in Helsinki to promote zero waste and circular design product range"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Sustainability Showroom opened in Helsinki to promote zero waste and circular design product range" title="Sustainability Showroom opened in Helsinki to promote zero waste and circular design product range" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/614.png?itok=yX2-EfTW" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">This new establishment aims to inspire and educate towards zero waste and showcase Finnish circular design brand product range.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2010 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2011 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://niimaar.com/" target="_blank">Niimaar</a>, a Finnish brand committed to changing the throwaway culture with beautiful forever lasting designs, has opened its sustainability showroom in Helsinki, Finland.</p> <p>The sustainability showroom workshop and meeting space were unveiled on the 15th of April in central Helsinki.</p> <p>The mission of this new establishment is to inspire and educate towards zero waste and showcase Niimaar’s Forever Product range.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2014 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2012 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Speaking on the launch of the showroom and webshop, Founder and CEO, Enni Karikoski said:</p> <p>“Niimaar is dedicated to addressing climate change and waste, bringing our recycling designs to more homes and businesses, as well as consulting and talks.</p> <p>Provided via our new global website and shop, workshops and Sustainability Showroom.</p> <p>This is a major step forward in delivering on our mission to change throwaway culture, one step at a time.’’</p> <p>Niimaar is a nimble family company founded by mothers and daughters, with an upbeat can-do attitude and commitment to make the world work better.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2013 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/615.png" width="576" height="723" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Enni Karikoski, Founder and CEO, Niimaar</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2015 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Founders are spurred on by the fact that every year 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean: to this date, their volunteers have cleaned 5 tonnes of waste from beaches across Europe.</p> <p>They donate 5% of their profits to social and green community projects.</p> <p>She added, “Our Sustainability Showroom and products all help rid our world of single-use plastic bags and unsightly bins.</p> <blockquote> <p>The new workshops and talks will be open to all, so everyone is welcome who is interested or involved in the topics of sustainability and accessible quality designs, built to serve and last generations.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2016 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Digging deeper behind Finnish well-being is a will to make things work for everyone. In a country with more forests and lakes than people, pulling together is a must.</p> <p>Yet connectedness with nature probably has a lot to do with contentment too. Niimaar’s values and philosophy stem from all of this as their Forever Products reflect it.</p> <p>They are striving to change the current throwaway culture and believe in the power of thoughtful and circular design to inspire responsible behaviour.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2019 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2017 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/616.png" width="736" height="622" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Award-winning Ecogrande Recycling Station; Image: Niimaar</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2018 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>They have also launched their Ecogrande Recycling Station and won two awards from the German Design Council in two categories of Excellent Public Design and Excellent Eco Design.</p> <p>Ecogrande is intended to bring the trademark versatility and flexibility to any cafe, hotel or office space.</p> <p>All designs and materials being 100% Finnish and by multi-award-winning Harri Koskinen.</p> <p>Ecogrande is recognised for addressing modern-day challenges of creating timeless yet contemporary designs which fit the modern home and business need to recycle in a fashionable and functional manner.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2020 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>With the rising demand in Scandinavian and Nordic countries, the brand has simultaneously unveiled its new webshop – in English, Finnish and Japanese.</p> <p>Niimaar is an official partner of a wooden Metsä Pavilion, the national partner house of Finnish Olympic Teams ‘Home of Finland’ at the Finnish Tokyo embassy during Tokyo Olympics 2021 and all year.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://niimaar.com/" target="_blank">Niimaar</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2021. April</div> Tue, 27 Apr 2021 09:22:12 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 145 at https://business-spirit.news