Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

The third of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is 'Good Health and Well-Being'. In many parts of the developing world, people are dying from diseases and health complications that can be prevented, treated or cured- diseases that have been almost wiped out in much of the developed world. Diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis, polio and HIV/AIDS ...

Scotland Leads the War on Single-Use Plastics

Whilst the UK Government announced a relatively poor attempt at banning the use of plastics by 2042, Scotland has taken a quicker and much more active step in reducing the amount of single-use plastic it uses. By the end of 2019, Scotland plans to ban the sale of plastic straws as well as the sale ...

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Following on from last week's look at the first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the second SDG is 'Zero Hunger'. This goal not only looks at the current level of hunger around the world but at the security of food sources going into a future that will see a projected population rise of more than two billion ...

Plastic Free Parliament

I don't know if it's me just becoming more aware of the issue since I've been writing, but the issue of single-use plastics seems to be being pushed further into the spotlight. The final episode of Blue Planet II also may have helped; the effects of plastics on the environment and marine ecosystems were highlighted ...