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Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Growing up, I got used to being ushered past homeless people and Big Issue sellers. “Don’t make eye contact,” people would say. And so I didn’t. A few years back, not long after I met my boyfriend, we were walking down the street and there was a homeless man sitting in a doorway. I think … Read More

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Many of us are uncomfortable about buying second-hand. We fear that used items will be in poor condition, or are squeamish about using someone else’s castoffs. Often, we only buy second-hand when we need to save money. But I think buying second-hand is very important for a variety of reasons – so much so that … Read More

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Most of us don’t think anything of replacing our smartphones – it’s just a normal part of life. When choosing a phone, we’re usually more concerned with its features than with the ethical implications. But the smartphone industry has a dark secret. I first learnt about the use of child labour in cobalt mining by … Read More