Recycling

Humanity Has Produced 9.1 Billion Tonnes Of Plastic, And We've Recycled Just 10% Of It

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

The world’s plastic industry has produced more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic in the last seven decades, and almost 78% of it is no longer being u...

People's Sustainable Fashion Choices Are Massively Helping The Environment

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Style

People are taking much better care of their clothing than three years ago and it’s helping the environment, according to a new report. Households a...

Who Is Blaming Whom?

Adrian Griffiths | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
Adrian Griffiths

Whichever way you look at it, "widely recycled" cannot categorically be dissociated with plastic in the ocean! It's within our ability to do something about this. We could keep the economic value of this material at home, create the jobs to recycle it where it has been used and, in the process, gain certainty that our material is not exacerbating the plastic ocean situation.

Let's Get Circular

Nick Lazaridis | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Lazaridis

What if we lived in a world where we didn't own anything? I'm not talking about giving away all of our possessions and living in a yurt. I mean what if we could still enjoy all of the latest gadgets and appliances we love, and the clothing and furniture we need, but we just paid to use them instead of bought and owned them outright?

Coffee Cup Recycling Culture

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Even though Brits are known as a nation of tea drinkers, you certainly love your coffee too! Yet more often than not it's always 'to-go' with few choosing to sit down in a café to enjoy. This culture sees more than seven million cups of coffee purchased a day - and as well as a caffeine hit, this packs an environmental punch too.

Leather Made From Grapes And Recycled Plastic Textiles: H&M's Road To Sustainable Fashion

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

H&M made a bold statement at the beginning of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, declaring their aim to become fully circular (which means moving towards using only recyclable materials and renewable energy sources) by 2030. I spoke with Anna Gedda, their Head of Sustainability to find out how.

Five Everyday Sustainability Solutions To Simplify Your Life (And Save You Money)

Tayana Simons | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It is easy in our fast paced lives to get caught up in a disposable culture, where we choose ease over sustainability. There are many reasons that this is short sighted - not only is it detrimental to the environment, but also our own wellbeing (and bank balance!). These small everyday 'life hacks' can make a big difference to our lives, and the planet as a whole.

Have We Reached Peak Recycling?

Ollie Boesen | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Last week was the first time that most of us will have ever heard of Henderson Island. Part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, the uninhabited World Heritage site lies 5,000km from the nearest human life in the middle of the South Pacific.

Whisky - A Recycling Nightmare?

Matt Chambers | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Whisky packaging has been named and shamed as one of the top villains for recycling in a new report from The Recycling Association, the UK's largest network of independent waste and recycling operators.

'Surely You Can't Be Serious!'

Adrian Griffiths | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Adrian Griffiths

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation said herself: "The New Plastics Economy initiative has attracted widespread support, and across the industry we are seeing strong initial momentum and alignment on the direction to take. The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action provides a clear plan for redesigning the global plastics system, paving the way for concerted action."

Emma Watson's Latest Instagram Posts Prove Her Ongoing Dedication To Sustainable Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Style

Emma Watson took to Instagram once again to prove she’s committed to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Yesterday, the actress shared three imag...

Greenpeace Reveals 'Breath-Taking' Number Of Plastic Bottles Coca-Cola Makes

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK

Coca-Cola has been accused of “refusing to take responsibility” for its environmental impact by producing more than 100 billion throwaway plastic ...

Here's Why 235 Million Items Of Clothing Will End Up In Landfill Sites In The UK This Year

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Style

Recycling our food waste has now become commonplace in homes across the country, but doing the same with our clothing has yet to catch on. An estimate...

Your Takeaway Coffee Could Be About To Cost More, But For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK

Hitting coffee lovers with a levy for using disposable cups could replicate the success of the plastic bag tax and cut their use by 300 million a year...

Can Tech Combat The Climate Crisis?

Andrew Moore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.

Plastic Bottles Weighing The Equivalent Of 10,000 Blue Whales Sold Every Year

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drink bottles are sold each year - the equivalent weight of 10,000 blue whales. A survey by Gre...

Kids Vs Plastic

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Mary-Ann Ochota

Plastic pollution is the hot new environmental catastrophe on everyone's timeline. But is it really as bad as the moaners make out? I had a chat with the brains behind the Kids Against Plastic campaign, Amy and Ella Meek.

The Coffee Cup Conundrum: Why Aren't More Of Our Paper Cups Recycled?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The campaign aims to make it easy for people to recycle their cups. Recycling bins will be placed in major offices, transport hubs and other public spaces. High street retailers will offer recycling facilities and street cleaners will be able to separate cups for recycling.

This H&M Dress Was Made From Waste Washed Up On A Beach

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Style

Natalia Vodianova is no stranger to beautiful gowns made from luxurious fabrics that sweep over her body, but her latest ethereal dress was made from ...

As Close To Zero-Waste As I Can Get

Julia Burness | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

I really don't want to be a part of this commercially led waste-society any more. By that I mean, I no longer want to add to the problems of our environment through waste and I am going to do my best to get as close to zero-waste as I can.

The Eco Homes That'll Change The Way You Think About Sustainability

Jen Barton | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn’t determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall...

Saving The Planet Is Good For Business

Bruce Bratley | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bruce Bratley

The news this week that there has been no slowdown in global warming highlights just how fragile our relationship with the environment is. It makes us question our individual role in contributing to big issues like global warming and think about the ways they can counteract the negative impact we, as individuals and businesses, have on the environment.

Millennials - The Generation Of Waste

Sam Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Williams

Growing up, I remember faulty appliances being fixed by either my grandad or at a local repair shop - where a man with a never-ending array of tools would get the job done. We bought when we needed, not when we wanted. We wasted nothing. And I'm not talking about the middle of the 20th Century; I grew up in the late 90's.

The Real Junk Food Project Brighton

Lucy Maddox | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

"These are all the way from Peru, look at these beauties," Sarah beams as she offers me some blueberries. "They have flown half-way round the world on...

What Is Sustainable Fashion And How To Get Started?

Tania Arrayales | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

I made the switch almost 2 years ago, and as I've explained before my trigger was the True Cost Movie. Upon making my decision to start being more sustainable, I began reading and learning everything I could do to make a positive impact.