100% global renewable energy. A utopic dream or a future reality? If we are to limit average global temperature rise to the maximum of 2℃ in the Paris Agreement, or 1.5℃ as many scientists argue, ensuring that everyone around the world receives energy produced from renewable sources is vital and will go a … Continue reading Does Renewable Energy have a Viable Future?
Palm oil production is often vilified. Almost all of us have seen the Greenpeace video, 'there's a Rang-tan in my bedroom' (I've included a link below if you haven't) that shows us the impact that palm oil plantations are having on a lot of the rainforest in Malaysia and Indonesia, pushing animals like the Orangutan … Continue reading Palm Oil: Can it be Sustainable?
The release of the IPCC special report just a few days ago has highlighted the disaster we find ourselves barreling towards. The IPCC report found that 1.5℃ of warming above pre-industrial levels could have catastrophic consequences for millions around the world, and without urgent action, we could reach that milestone in just 12 years. In … Continue reading There’s Still No Urgency to Tackle Climate Change…
Fracking for natural gas in the UK has been on the minds of the Conservative Government for a number of years now. According to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the government believes that 'shale gas has the potential to provide the UK with greater energy security, growth and jobs'. They definitely … Continue reading Natural Gas Exploration should Frack Off
In a world of Trump and Brexit, it's hard to think of any country more of a mess politically than the USA and UK. Well, Australia is definitely trying their hardest to keep up. This isn't a brand new series of events for Australia either. There have been 6 different Prime Ministers in the last … Continue reading The Mess of Australian Politics
In the last home game of the normal AFL season, the West Coast Eagles ran their 'Rethink Your Waste' campaign. The campaign aimed to keep the stadium cleaner after games and increase public awareness of recycling, encouraging people to not only recycle better in the stadium but to also do more in their daily lives. Large … Continue reading Rethink Your Waste
After commiting to reducing their plastic waste by no longer giving out free single-use plastic bags, Coles have now been presurised by unhappy consumers to extending the free giveaway of reusable plastic bags to August 29th. Coles stopped the distribution of their grey, single-use carrier bags back on the 1st of July but offered customers … Continue reading Coles Continues to ‘Bagflip’ on Plastic Ban Charge
Officially, UK households are recycling approximately 45% of their waste - a figure that has been rising over recent years. The current figure is just under the EU target of 50% by 2020, but in terms of packaging that is being recycled, the UK is exceeding EU targets. These figures are encouraging, but what happens … Continue reading Is Your Plastic Waste Really Being Recycled?
Back in November 2017, as part of the 'Sustainable Cities' series I was writing at the time, I posted a blog on the sustainability of Singapore. Well, as I had a day stopover on my flight back to Perth to finish my degree, I thought I'd update that with a new post and visit some … Continue reading Natural Singapore