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Hiya!  Who else is in denial that it’s the last day of September?  I keep asking myself where September, nay, this year, went.  I’m an autumn girl through and through (naps in the day without feeling guilty, fires, good telly, fairy lights!) but I still feel a little sad when summer leaves us for another year.

This week’s links:

1. Everything you’ve been told about plastic is wrong.

If we all just get a few containers and separate out our waste, it will be taken by some nice people who will magically make it go away without any negative consequences. Recycling is the grown-up version of squeezing our eyes shut, sticking our fingers in our ears and shouting “lalalalalala!”.

2.  Fashion might finally be ready to say goodbye to fur.

3.  Here’s proof that if we stop buying crap, companies will stop making crap.

4.  The news about the Orca apocalypse is heartbreaking.  There is hope if we can get our act together.  

5.  It’s not all doom and gloom though.  Go tigers!

6.  I’m looking forward to Jen’s new book!

7.  Body wash is a scam and you fell for it.

8.  The teenager on track to plant a TRILLION trees.  This makes me wish I had spent my teenage years a bit more productively!

9.  “I’m an environmentalist”.  Err.  Right you are then.  

10. Finally, this article on what older generations can teach us about plastic-free living was a good read. 

We didn’t always have a plastic pollution problem. Before the mid-20th century, people made do without it and, presumably, as Mark Blackburn put it descriptively in an article for One Brown Planet, they were not lying “in the streets, malnourished and dehydrated, like a scene from some apocalyptic war,” for lack of plastic water bottles. They managed just fine because their lifestyle habits were different.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Wendy.x