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?
As protests and riots continue into their third week in the USA and continue in cities around the UK and in Europe, calls to defund, dismantle and even abolish the police force have gained increasing traction. Typically, Conservatives on each side of the Atlantic have either ridiculed or been heavily critical of this idea, whereas … Continue reading Is The Abolishment Of Police That Radical?
The murder of George Floyd well over a week ago now has sent shockwaves across the USA and now parts of Europe. Protests have run for 8 days and nights straight across all 50 states in the USA and are now beginning to grow in number across cities in the UK and Europe. Communities have … Continue reading Racism and Environmental Justice
The growth of South Korea over the six decades following the Korean War has been nothing short of remarkable. After the war ended South Korea was one of the poorest countries on the planet, but rapid industrialisation and an extreme focus on economic growth allowed it to become one of the most technologically advanced countries … Continue reading How the Most Innovative Country in the World is Still Addicted to Energy of Old
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 Coronavirus has forced cities and countries around the world to go into lockdown in order to protect their populations from the respiratory virus that has killed almost 300,000 people around the world - likely many more. Even as case numbers begin to come down almost everywhere but the USA, protection from a second-wave of … Continue reading 4 Problems Exposed by the Coronavirus
This year marked 50 years since the first Earth Day when 20 millions went to the streets to protest a lack of environmental protection in the country. We've come a long way since 1970 with regards to environmental protection and pollution control, but we're an even bigger distance away from where we need to be … Continue reading Planet of the Humans: Landing a Long Way Wide of the Mark
Climate change and the way we respond to it is much more than an environmental issue. If we don't tackle the climate emergency urgently, society will become very different to how it currently is and both national and global economies will be much, much weaker. No issue can be dealt with alone - it will … Continue reading Climate Change and the Sicilian Mafia
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
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