sustainability

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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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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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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Carbon Footprint

Simple everyday changes to reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment

By Lisa Janssen / August 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Simple everyday changes to reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment

We have all heard about some mindful behaviours that we can implement throughout our day to lessen the impact we have on the environment – turn off the lights when you are not in the room, turn off the tap whilst you’re brushing your teeth, don’t leave the heating on when nobody is in the…

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