3 Ways You Can Easily Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

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

The Growing Problem of Plastic Waste

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

Collateral for Convenience: How Plastic Pollution is Killing Our Oceans

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

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?

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

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 You Should Take Part in Second Hand September

As the year continues to fly by, September sets us another challenge that could have a very important impact on the environment if we all take part. A campaign run by Oxfam for the duration of September is designed to tackle the incredible amount of clothing that is regularly thrown away in the UK and … Continue reading Why You Should Take Part in Second Hand September

Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic

Just a few weeks ago, the BBC One programme,¬†War On Plastic, introduced many to how plastics are created and where one-third of the 1.8 million tonnes of UK plastic is produced. During the programme, rather than take any responsibility for the plastic crises we currently face, they shifted the blame to others, citing the inability … Continue reading Sorry Ineos, But The Plastic Crisis Goes Way Beyond Waste Plastic