Around 71% of the planet we live on is water. Almost all of that (96.5%) is found in oceans around the world with the rest found in lakes, rivers and other water bodies. There's also a lot in our atmosphere as water vapour and plenty in locked away in ice caps, glaciers and in groundwater … Continue reading The UK is Under Water Stress!
Throughout the month of July I've talked about the incredible amount of plastic that is being produced around the world, the amount of plastic in the our oceans and the natural environment (and the damage that's doing), and the problems of managing the a vast amount of waste we're producing because of our addiction to … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Easily Reduce Your Plastic Consumption
Ever since its invention, we have produced and consumed an incredible amount of plastic. Globally, an estimated 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic waste have been disposed of with 9% of that being recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% going to landfill. Each year we produce an additional 300 million tonnes of plastic waste and that … Continue reading The Growing Problem of Plastic Waste
The amount of plastic we are consuming is growing and, if projections are correct, will continue to rise over the coming decades. Between the early 1950s when plastic production first began and now, we've consumed more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic and the rate at which we consume seems to be accelerating. More on … Continue reading Collateral for Convenience: How Plastic Pollution is Killing Our Oceans
Plastic in its completely synthetic form has been around since the start of the 20th century with the invention of Bakelite. Its number of uses and the types of plastic created grew slowly before exploding into the mainstream during World War Two. In the 1950s and 60s, plastics entered the home and many saw an … Continue reading Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic
The impact of the Coronavirus has been felt across every single country in the world. As of June 25th, there have been over 9 million cases of the virus - almost half a million of those that caught it have died - with the number of those having the virus still going up. We seem … Continue reading What If We Responded to Air Pollution Like The Coronavirus?
The modern economic system is a take-make-waste linear model: we take raw materials, make something that can be sold on, and then let it go to waste. It's the reason plastic is littered across almost the entire planet and why landfills are filling up so rapidly to the point we're running out of space for … Continue reading A Sustainable Model For Production Industries?
Copenhagen. It's a city I've always wanted to visit but not yet had the opportunity to go to. The colourful buildings lining the sides of canals, the Tivoli Gardens and open squares around the city all add to the attraction and charm of the Danish capital. However, in truth, its the drive for creating a … Continue reading Copenhagen: A Beacon of Urban Sustainability
The technological age that we currently find ourselves in has revolutionised just about every aspect of our lives. Technology has opened up our ability to communicate with people on the other side of the world, spread information at record speed and allowed ourselves and the countries we live in to develop. More than half of … Continue reading WEEE Can Do So Much More With Our Electronic Waste
There doesn't seem to be anything particularly great coming from the USA at the moment - especially when it comes to environmental protection. Trump and the GOP have rolled back regulation after regulation designed to protect the environment giving free rein for some of the most pollutant industries in America to do whatever they want … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action