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ROKBOX News - 8 December 2023

We were delighted to be asked to carry some very precious cargo to the United Nations in New York this week for COP28

Pleased as punch with our precious climate cargo

Love them or not, fairs are influential markers in the year and could help drive positive change. We asked some of our favourite art world people what they think.

Glorious deplorable; are art fairs ripe for change? 

Louisa Buck’s sustainability blog Green is the New Black focuses upon the launch of ROKBOX Loop: ‘Like an art world bike hire scheme’: how a packaging rental service plans to slash industry emissions.

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‘New rental scheme promises to reduce carbon footprint of art shipping by 90%’ by Tom Seymour, 4 October 2023.

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We’ve looked into the future to see what life in the art world will look like in 10 years time.

From buildings to packaging to transport – and champagne, of course – we’ve used emerging trends, technology, forecasts and requirements to see what’s on the cards.

Come with ROKBOX and Imagine the Art World in 10 Years



‘ROKBOX represents needle-moving innovation in the art world’

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ROKBOX reusable and sustainable crates offer substantial long-term financial benefits as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By shifting away from traditional wooden crates, the art world can make a significant positive impact and save money.

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To help promote responsible plastic recycling and to empower our customers and readers to make more informed choices and contribute to a more sustainable future, we have compiled a guide on how to identify and recycle plastics correctly.

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In this article, we explain the advantages of the circular economy in the art world and introduce some top brands and organisations that use this system in their daily operations.

 

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Get to know the ROKBOX team through a series of interviews and insights. In this edition we chat to Anthony Fraser, ROKBOX’s Commercial Director.

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Get to know the ROKBOX team through a series of interviews and insights. In this edition, we chat to Mithra Stevens, ROKBOX’s Account Manager.

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This list by ROKBOX highlights a selection of well-known and emerging artists, all of whom are drawing attention to climate change through their vibrant works of art.

 

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Get to know the ROKBOX team through a series of interviews and insights. In this edition, we chat to Chris Kneale, ROKBOX’s new Director of Business Development.

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An Interview with Ryan Barrett, co-founder, and owner of artverb* fine art transportation and installation company.

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What exactly are Scope 3 emissions and how can art world organisations start to tackle them?

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The founders of ROKBOX feature in the Top 100 Creators who are “raising the bar in everything they do”.

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Andrew Stramentov, CEO of ROKBOX, participates in the Symposium on Art and Sustainability at the Kunstforum Zürich in cooperation with Löwenbräukunst Zürich.

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UBS Contemporary Art in conversation with ROKBOX CEO, Andrew Stramentov

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The GCC launch their industry-wide Sustainable Shipping Campaign, including phasing out single-use plastic products in favour of reusable and recyclable packaging.

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The GCC and AXA XL announce their support for ROKBOX’s pilot ‘Lending Library’ crate rental scheme.

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An interview with Jonny Hanna, the Senior Technician at Glasgow Museums.

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ROKBOX features in Kate Brown’s article ‘The Art Industry is Grappling with How to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint’, 4 December 2019.

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Interview with Andrew Stramentov in Frankly Speaking on Art, Frankly.

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Roddy Clarke explores the environmental issues that inspired Andrew Stramentov to launch ROKBOX, the UK startup set to revolutionize the art world, 28 September 2019.

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Kate Brown identifies how Art Basel is responding to environmental concerns, 14 June 2019.

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ROKBOX Founder, Andrew Stramentov, discusses the carbon footprint of the art world art Art Basel 2019. See the full video here.

Emily Sharpe asserts “After years of talking the talk, the art world appears to now be walking the walk when it comes to improving it’s green credentials…”, including the role ROKBOX is playing, 10 June 2019

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Melanie Gerlis identifies the people who are trying to make art – and art fairs – greener, including ROKBOX’s CEO Andrew Stramentov in ‘How do art fairs contribute to the climate crisis?’,  7 June 2019.

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Gareth Harris’s lead article on the front page of The Art Newspaper spotlights how the  “wasteful art world gets ready to clean up its act [as] [s]hipping firms seek to replace single-use crates” with ROKBOX, 6 October 2018.

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