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Can coal mining EVER be compatible with Net Zero?

By Peter Walker / October 22, 2021 / Comments Off on Can coal mining EVER be compatible with Net Zero?

At the recent UN General Assembly, prime minister Boris Johnson warned “it was time for humanity to grow up”. It could be said that his subsequent (and-not-exactly-finger-on-the-pulse) reference to Kermit the Frog was a worrying indicator of his own level of maturity. In any case, he went on to state that the forthcoming UN Climate…

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Is time up for air travel?

By Peter Walker / September 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Is time up for air travel?

Since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19th July, just in time for the school summer holidays, it feels as if life has returned to some kind of normal.  We have tentatively begun doing some of the things we have missed so much; nights out, meeting up with families and friends across the country… even the…

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The return of an environmental superpower?

By Peter Walker / June 30, 2021 / Comments Off on The return of an environmental superpower?

“When America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold” is a well-worn phrase used by economists and politicians over the years to illustrate the huge influence the country has on events across the globe. It also implies that what they do, others follow. This is one of the reasons the rest of the…

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HS2: The Whitest of White Elephants?

By Peter Walker / May 10, 2021 / Comments Off on HS2: The Whitest of White Elephants?

It’s fair to say that HS2 stirs up the emotions, with plenty of passionate, pleasingly well mannered and respectful debate occurring whenever we share or comment about the topic on our social media channels.  The thing is, we normally actively encourage the promotion of sustainable, public transportation, anything to ween us all off our addiction…

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Happy birthday to… US!

By Stuart Bennett / April 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Happy birthday to… US!

Can it really be a whole year since we launched A Better Planet? (Hint: Would we be blogging about it if it wasn’t?!) Incredibly, it is indeed 12 months since the newest venture for our parent company CreationADM set up with the specific aim of supporting organisations, businesses and individuals who are ‘making a difference’.…

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How green is YOUR website?

By Stuart Bennett / February 11, 2021 / Comments Off on How green is YOUR website?

This question may not be something you’ve ever considered, but, like every other action we take here on planet earth, somewhere along the line, there’s a consequence. You may be surprised to learn that our everyday, online activities of browsing, streaming and downloading contribute to a beast that produces an enormous and ever-growing amount of…

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To EV or Not to EV, Should That Be The Question?

By Peter Walker / January 28, 2021 / Comments Off on To EV or Not to EV, Should That Be The Question?

Boris Johnson’s 10 Point Plan to ensure the UK becomes fully net-zero by 2050 has been broadly welcomed by green groups and charities alike.  With commitments including the ban of all diesel and petrol cars by 2030 and at least 3 points focused on renewable energy (nuclear, offshore and hydrogen) this cautious praise is merited. …

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Planning Deregulation: A Race to the Bottom?

By Peter Walker / December 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Planning Deregulation: A Race to the Bottom?

It’s fair to say that the current UK Government can be a master of mixed messages, none more so when it comes to showing off its green credentials.   One day they are announcing commendable plans for the UK to be wholly reliant on sustainable energy within the next decade; the next during the Spending Review,…

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Where Does Our Recycling Really Go?

By Peter Walker / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Where Does Our Recycling Really Go?

Many of us diligently sort our recyclable waste into whichever coloured bin, bag or box our local councils have given us.  It’s become part of the daily routine and makes us feel like we’re doing our bit.  Our unwanted plastic, glass, cans and paper head off to be sorted, processed and turned into something new,…

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Fighting Fast Fashion. From Catwalk to Landfill. Creative image by CreationADM for A Better Planet blog

The Fast Fashion Problem: From Catwalk to Landfill

By Peter Walker / November 9, 2020 / Comments Off on The Fast Fashion Problem: From Catwalk to Landfill

As each of us scrabbles around trying to do our bit as individuals to tackle the climate emergency, ‘Fast Fashion’ is a term which has found its way into our vocabularies in recent years.  So, what is it?  And what’s the problem?  We wanted to take a closer look in this, our latest blog. Defining…

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