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Sainsbury’s to halve plastic use thanks to consumer pressure

Sainsbury’s has pledged to halve is plastic use by 2025 and announced new initiatives aimed to reduce its environmental impact.  The supermarket is planning to sell milk and fizzy drinks in returnable glass bottles as part of the plans to reduce the 120,000 tonnes of plastic it gets through each year. The second biggest supermarket …

Company to sack employees if they bring single-use plastic to work

An eco-conscious boss has warned staff they will be sacked if they bring single-use plastics to work. In a bid to be more eco-conscious, Sheffield-based company Intelligent Hand Dryers has announced a new rule that bans disposable coffee cups with an inner plastic lining, water bottles and sandwich packets with plastic windows. The company is …

Vegan company buys 15,000 acres of the Amazon rainforest to save it

Plant-based business VeganNation has bought 15,000 acres of the Amazon rainforest on a 10-year lease to protect the region from deforestation and animal poaching.  The Israeli company, which defines itself as a ‘global, vegan, decentralized nation, powered by the blockchain technology’, has taken up the cause of saving the rapidly depleting rainforest. It will hand …

“The Dirtiest Porn Ever”: Pornhub stars have sex on world’s dirtiest beach to fight plastic pollution

Support for the environment can come from all industries of all shapes and sizes, it seems. Adult entertainment giant Pornhub has launched ‘The Dirtiest Porn Ever’, which depicts two amateur pornstars having sex on a heavily polluted beach. The company says the cheeky stunt is to raise awareness for plastic pollution, in a video which …

Lewis Hamilton defends posting disturbing slaughterhouse footage: “Sorry but I have a platform and I can’t waste it”

Vegan athlete Lewis Hamilton has defended his decision to post disturbing slaughterhouse footage on his Instagram account, arguing he feels a moral obligation to raise awareness of animal abuse. The F1 champion posted a video of a cow being repeatedly hit in the head with an axe, and warned the video contains ‘graphic footage’. “I …

James Cameron says people need to ‘Wake the f*** up’ over climate change and ditch meat

James Cameron launched into a passionate rant about climate change in a recent interview, in which he insisted people need to steer towards a plant-diet to reduce their environmental impact. The director was relentless in an interview with Variety in which he said: “People need to wake the f*** up; we’re going the wrong direction …

Climate change lessons to be taught in schools as startup offers teacher training

Schools across the UK are benefitting from a new wave of climate change experts after a startup began training teachers to inform the next generation about the dangers of global warming. Founder of startup company EduCCate Global, Melanie Harwood, noticed a lack of up-to-date knowledge in the UK education system on climate change, so went …

Indian railways to pay passengers to crush plastic bottles at stations

Indian railway passengers will be paid for discarding single use plastic bottles in crushing units at railway stations, the Government has announced. Amid growing concerns of plastic waste impacting the climate, Prime Minister Narender Modi announced the country will ban single-use plastic and find alternatives to plastic water bottles. As part of the PM’s efforts, …

Indian Prime Minister demands global ban on single-use plastic

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a global ban on single-use plastics at a United Nations event on Monday (September 9). The leader, who has already announced a ban on single-use plastics in India, addressed global leaders at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) at a UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater …

Pub landlord bans beef and blames ‘billions of greedy mouths’ for Amazon fires

A pub landlord has revealed he will no longer serve beef in response to the fires which have devastated the Amazon rainforest.  Richard Bell, landlord at the Three Stags in Kennington, UK dramatically took a stand against beef consumption, which he said is destroying the Amazon ‘in order to feed beef to billions of greedy …

Islington becomes first London borough to ban the sale of fur

Islington has become the first London borough to ban the sale of fur, taking effect from 1 October 2019. Islington Council follows in the footsteps of Oldham – the first council to ban the sale of fur last year.  The move follows campaigns from groups such as Humane Society International (HSI) which pushed for a …

Asda launches plant-based ‘food coating’ to cut plastic and food waste

Asda is the first UK supermarket to try new invisible food-coating technology which prolongs shelf-life of fruit and reduces plastic waste. The plant-derived, water-based coating is designed by California-based food technology company Apeel Sciences. The coating provides an extra ‘peel’ that allows fruits and vegetables to remain fresh for a longer period of time.  Asda …