I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More
I have never been on an aeroplane. No, never. It didn’t start out as an ethical decision. I just grew up in a low-income family, and my parents didn’t want the stress and expense of travelling abroad. My first trip out of the UK was a school trip to France aged 17, where we took … Read More
I’ve always thought of living in the countryside as being more eco-friendly than city living. Given my rural childhood, the thought of country living evokes memories of collecting firewood, breathing fresh air and going blackberry-picking. But living in the countryside doesn’t necessarily equate to an eco-friendly lifestyle. With the number of people now on the … Read More
Plastic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. But what happens to these products when they are discarded? It’s common knowledge that ordinary plastic either doesn’t biodegrade or takes a very long time to do so. This has made plastic pollution an increasingly troubling problem. It looks ugly and kills animals which mistakenly ingest it – … Read More
Litter is just a symptom of a bigger problem
The saddest thing you’ve never thought about
A change in our attitude to plastic packaging is long overdue.
Many people are beginning to tire of the consumerism that now surrounds Christmas, and excessive consumption is damaging to both the environment and our wallets. But it’s perfectly possible to celebrate Christmas in a sustainable way – here are some tips to help you do just that.
Maybe you want to buy your loved ones useful, planet-friendly gifts that won’t end up in landfill. Or maybe you’re buying for a die-hard tree hugger. Either way, don’t despair – there are plenty of options out there.
Should we boycott palm oil, and can it ever be sustainable?