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Leonardo DiCaprio tells fans to strike against climate change with Greta Thunberg

Leonardo DiCaprio has urged his fans to follow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg and strike against the lack of action on climate change. The environmentalist recently formed Earth Alliance – a supergroup of activists and entrepreneurs who are aiming to fight against climate change. And today (September 19) DiCaprio posted a video of students …

Body Shop adds refillable shower gel in bid to become greener

Cosmetics company The Body Shop is launching shower gel refill stations and a dedicated activism zone in a bid to become more environmentally friendly.  The company, now owned by Brazilian company Natura, intends to return to its roots and follow in the footsteps of the brand’s late founder Anita Roddick, an environmental and human rights …

Schoolgirl’s petition convinces McDonald’s to swap plastic Happy Meal toys with fruit

A petition by two schoolgirls has convinced McDonald’s to introduce a new scheme where kids can swap out their plastic Happy Meal toy for a fruit bag.  The initiative will be trialled in selected UK stores next month in a bid to improve the fast food giant’s environmental impact. Nine-year-old Ella McEwan and her younger …

New Morrisons labels tell customers to recycle plastics in store

Morrisons has launched new product labels that instruct customers to recycle packaging materials of 400 products in store. Plastic materials which cannot be placed in roadside recycling bins can now be returned to stores for processing. The new logos displayed on the front and clear instructions printed at the back will help customers differentiate between …

Greta Thunberg tells US Congress to ‘save your praise’ and actually do something about climate change

Teen activist Greta Thunberg had harsh words for US Congress on Tuesday, after she rejected praise and demanded leaders listen to scientists and act on climate change.  The 16-year-old Swedish vegan activist was invited to speak to Senate climate change officials, who asked her what should be done to tackle the climate crisis. While many …

The US switching to plant-based meat would be like taking 60 million cars off the road

If everyone in the US ditched meat it would be equal to taking 60 million cars off the road while saving 35–50% of land needed to grow crops for animals, a new study has revealed. Gidon Eshel, lead author of study Environmentally Optimal, Nutritionally Sound, Protein and Energy Conserving Plant Based Alternatives to Meat, indicated …

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 …