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Nike’s new vegan Air Max 90 sneakers made with sawdust

Nike collaborates with Maharishi to introduce its Vegan Air Max 90s made from reused sawdust, recycled foam, and organic cotton to celebrate the opening of its flagship store in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood this week. The shoes bear signature features of both the brands.  The upper is available in ‘maha Olive’ dyed with pomegranate …

Creepy adult men are harassing teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter

This amazing teenager, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate change activist on a mission to stop global warming practices, is currently being trolled by many adults who don’t agree to her ways. Undeterred, Thunberg is going strong in her quest and actively participates in international forums to be heard.   As per The Mary Sue report, she …

San Francisco airport is banning plastic water bottles today

In line with San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) five-year strategic plan launched in 2016, the airport will no longer sell plastic water bottles from today.   Flyers will now have to carry their own refillable bottles made of aluminum, glass or certified compostable materials – or buy them on-site. This ban is further to the airport’s …

Ex-SeaWorld trainers reveal whales were drugged and starved

Ex-SeaWorld trainers open up on how whales were confined, ill-treated, drugged, and starved to control their behaviors and to make them perform. Jeffrey Ventre and John Hargrove, who worked at the Orlando theme park for years confessed that although they were initially thrilled to become trainers, soon came to loathe their jobs after seeing whales …

Vegan activist Greta Thunberg wins GQ ‘Game Changer of the Year’ award

Teenage vegan activist Greta Thunberg has become the first recipient of the GQ Men Of The Year award, in an honour which has been created specifically to honour her tireless environmental work. The Swedish schoolgirl is pictured on the front page of the magazine, which reveals her Game Changer Of The Year award for September …

London university bans beef on campus to fight climate change

London’s Goldsmiths University has banned the sale of beef in all cafes and shops on campus in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. When the new academic year starts this September, no food outlets will stock beef as the university attempts to become carbon neutral by 2025. The campus will also introduce a 10p …

Lidl launches reusable fruit and veg bags

Shoppers have heaped praise on supermarket Lidl for introducing new reusable loose fruit and veg bags. The company has launched the new scheme in a bid to cut down on single-use plastics. Lidl explained on social media: “We’ve introduced these reusable bags for your fruit and veg. Grab one in store to re-use every time …

Adidas launches new 100% recyclable vegan shoe made from ocean plastic

Adidas has expanded its range of eco-friendly vegan shoes with the launch of the Terrex Two Parley. The new offer is part of a line in partnership with Parley for the Oceans which is created entirely from plastics recovered from the ocean, and is 100% recyclable.  Earlier this year the sportswear giant pledged to release …

‘Reverse vending machines’ will give 20p for empty plastic bottles to encourage recycling

New machines in Scotland will offer 20p in return for empty plastic bottles in a new environmental scheme. The Government hopes that new schemes will save 196,000 plastic bottles from being dumped in the Stirling area by encouraging people to recycle. Zero Waste Scotland has released a report which reveals people living in the Stirling …

McDonald’s paper straws are ‘not recyclable’ and staff are told to throw them in the bin

When McDonald’s introduced new paper straws to replace the plastic versions, the company claimed the move was to reduce its environmental impact. But now a leaked memo has revealed the new paper straws are not recyclable at all and staff are simply being told to throw them in the bin. The classic plastic straws were …

New Zealand government encourages plant-based eating

New Zealand’s government has included the promotion of plant-based eating in a groundbreaking report into the future of its health sector and sustainability. The Ministry of Health published report titled Sustainability and the Health Sector, which looks into the carbon footprint of hospitals and other healthcare providers. It suggests introducing new vegan menus, encouraging people …

India’s tiger population rises to 3,000

India’s tiger population has seen an incredible recovery over recent years, more than doubling since 2003.  The country’s prime minister has announced numbers have reached almost 3,000 – which he described as a ‘historic achievement’.  The figure means numbers have more than doubled in the past 15 years, when there were just 1,400 tigers, and …