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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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A Race To Bottom Blog Post image created by Abi Allen, Graphic Designer for Creation ADM

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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Fighting Climate Change with Pedal Power

By Nick Benton / November 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Fighting Climate Change with Pedal Power

Spending hours stuck in traffic on the daily commute.  The never ending stop-start and engines sat idling.  Ever-increasing amounts of smog in the air. Why are these experiences so common? Because when many of the roads we use today were built, they were never intended to accommodate as many cars as they do today.  However,…

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England’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Items: A Good Start

By Nick Benton / October 20, 2020 / Comments Off on England’s Ban On Single-Use Plastic Items: A Good Start

Since 1 October 2020 businesses in England can no longer supply single-use straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers to end-users (the ones who actually use the product). The change is designed to address the devastating impact that single-use plastics are having on our environment. There’s no denying this is a step in the right direction.  But…

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An Empty Planet?

By Peter Walker / October 1, 2020 / Comments Off on An Empty Planet?

An Empty Planet? The annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest across the Serengeti is one of nature’s greatest wonders and a sight to behold. Indeed, it has been the bread and butter of many wildlife documentaries over the years.  However, the sad truth is that wildlife in these numbers could soon become a thing…

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The Sustainable Economy, the Just Transition and Covid-19

By Nick Benton / September 23, 2020 / Comments Off on The Sustainable Economy, the Just Transition and Covid-19

As we continue to tackle the pandemic, there’s another health crisis we must face head-on – that of our planet. The California wildfires raging right now, along with other recent warning signs, make that abundantly clear. However, whilst our action on climate change must be swift and decisive, we must ensure workers in polluting industries…

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