In delivering Brexit, the UK public were promised a 'green Brexit'; one where environmental regulations would be improved on what the UK had when they were part of the European Union. In fact, we were told the EU were holding the UK back when it came to protecting the natural environment. Whilst there have been … Continue reading The Tories’ Sewage Shame
Waste management is a huge problem all of the world. Plastics have quite literally been discovered at the highest peaks and the deepest depths, poorer countries are receiving waste from richer countries despite not having the capacity to get rid of it, and its now being reported that 1 billion tonnes of food are being … Continue reading Recyclable Waste Going up in Smoke
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
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?