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
What If We Responded to Air Pollution Like The Coronavirus?
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?
A Sustainable Model For Production Industries?
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: A Beacon of Urban Sustainability
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
WEEE Can Do So Much More With Our Electronic Waste
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
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with Action
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
The Unsustainable Growth of Fast Fashion
Each year, more than 100 billion garments are made and around $450 billion worth of textiles are thrown away around the world. With the emergence of fast fashion, that figure is set to rise in the coming years to unimaginable levels. As with almost all industries around the world, the fashion industry has transitioned from … Continue reading The Unsustainable Growth of Fast Fashion
Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events
At the start of the year we saw huge deluges of rain create huge flooding events all over the country but particularly in South Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Very high winds led to thousands of homes being cut off from the power grid and falling trees blocked roads, completely isolating some communities. The weather … Continue reading Why the UK Needs to Get Used to Flooding Events
The Dangers of Absolutism
There is no doubt that in order to tackle the climate emergency we need to make drastic changes at all levels of society. From the top with governments and the largest corporations in the world, to what we do as individuals, different aspects of our life need to be examined and changed so that we … Continue reading The Dangers of Absolutism
What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us
We very rarely ever consider the importance of the Arctic; there's no land, its extent isn't often recognised on world maps and it seems almost entirely inhospitable. However, it is undergoing a dramatic transformation that will have critical consequences for all of us around the world. Environmentally, the Arctic is a unique region. On the surface, … Continue reading What a Melting Arctic Circle Means for Us