Hi there! How was your week? We’ve been
This week’s links:
1. In big news, Norway is starting the world’s biggest divestment in oil and gas.
2. India has banned the import of plastic waste, following on the heels of China and Malaysia, meaning there are fewer and fewer places for our plastic waste to go. This means our government has to do more to tackle our plastic problem.
3. In exciting times, Iceland (the supermarket) has launched a plastic-free trial:
“The trial will involve a range of plastic-free solutions, including paper bags with a tracing paper window, cotton and cellulose nets, and compostable punnets. Examples include
It’s only in North Liverpool just now, so if you live there then lucky you – the rest of us will have to wait a little while longer.
4. A reminder from Ethical Unicorn that vegan doesn’t always equal ethical in her post about problematic vegan foods and what you can do.
“It’s up to charities to be more transparent; it’s up to us to slow down our consumption and learn to treasure our clothes; it’s up to brands to churn out
6. Good news gin lovers – the first gin made from discarded grapes is about to go on sale in Tesco, in a move to prevent an estimated 166m surplus supermarket grapes from going to waste every year.
7. Did you know that you can recycle crisp packets, toothbrushes and even cigarettes for free? It’s a little known fact that cigarettes contain hidden plastic, so it’s definitely something to think twice about before throwing a cigarette on the ground.
8. “Seriously, stop throwing away your old clothes” – once in landfills, clothes can sit for at least 200 years before breaking down. It’s much better to swap, sell, repair, and as a last resort recycle old textiles.
9. “The Climate Kids are coming, in massive and growing numbers, and they are not in the mood to negotiate“. This 15th March
10. Finally, this story about the bereaved parents who mourned their disabled son’s lonely and isolated life, only to find he had a built an amazing community of friends online was a beautiful read – my
That’s it for today – catch you next week!
PS: catch the 3rd of March post here, if you missed it.