weekly blog link roundup

Hiya!  How are you on this fine Sunday?  Last night I ate chips and drank gin with an old friend, and today, like some kind of penance, I will be at a kids party (in a soft play centre…).  Swings and roundabouts!

This week’s links:

1.  The plastics crisis is set to intensify as more and more countries look to restrict foreign waste.  China is already no longer accepting our plastic waste, whilst Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Poland look to do the same after being flooded with our plastic.

2.  Relatedly, a great article from Stylist Magazine on breaking up with plastic.

2.  North Face is cutting waste by selling refurbished old coats.  Circular economies for the win!

3.  Amazon crushes a small tax that would have helped the homeless.  All the more reason to find some ethical alternatives to Amazon.

5.  Five ways to help fashion become a force for good.

6.  It’s not all doom and gloom: seven encouraging signs of progress on the Paris Climate Agreement!

7.  New Look is slashing it’s pricing, with plans to sell 80% of its clothing at £15 or less.  Here’s why New Look is wrong.

8.  They are growing tomatoes in Iceland (the country) and it’s all powered by geothermal energy!

9.  Liquid air (say what?!) can apparently help store excess electricity, aiding wind and solar power efforts.  We’re living in the future.

10.  Finally, don’t get mad at Japanese Knotweed – eat it instead!

Have a lovely Sunday!

Wendy.x