4. Relatedly, here are five alternatives to plastic to watch. From fungus foam to old milk, it turns out there are a lot of substitutes. Now we just need a way to make fossil-fuel derived plastics more expensive and offer tax breaks and subsidies for biodegradable plastics to make them cheaper…
5. Are climate-change skeptics more likely to behave in eco-friendly ways than those who are highly concerned about climate change? Apparently so, according to this study.
“research shows that without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the US, China, European Union and Australia combined – and still feed the world. Loss of wild areas to agriculture is the leading cause of the current mass extinction of wildlife“.
9. France proposes a new law that would prohibit clothing brands and retailers from discarding or incinerating unsold items, and instead, require them to donate unsold textiles and clothing to recycling organisations or charities for re-use. Two thumbs up to France!
10. Finally, it’s hot and humid and all I want to do is eat salad. This one, from Minimalist Baker, looks deliciously different:
I'm Wendy and welcome to Moral Fibres, a UK based eco blog. I'm a sustainability expert, and my aim is to make sustainability simple, by researching and writing on all things environmental - from product guides to breaking down big ideas - so you don't have to.
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