Monthly Archives: June 2019

So fresh and so clean: clothes that don’t need washing

What’s Going On Here? A new wave of eco-fashion companies are now offering clothes that don’t need washing. From seaweed fibre T-shirts infused with peppermint oil to superfine wool that doesn’t trap sweat or moisture, these self-cleaning materials could be a gamechanger for addressing our society’s obsessive laundering habits. What Does This Mean? Yep, you heard right. Clothing brands such as Pangaia, Unbound Merino and Wool &…

Clean Air Day 2019

What’s Going On Here? Thursday 20th June (Today!) marks the UK’s largest clean air campaign, Clean Air Day, co-ordinated by our friends over at Global Action Plan. The event highlights the significance of air quality on human health, but most importantly provides a platform to share ideas that will improve air quality and the health of ourselves and those around us. What Does…

Charity Shop Shopping Top Tips

Once upon a time, the humble charity shop was frequented by thrifty pensioners and creative students looking for fancy-dress. But times have changed and now the negative impact of FAST FASHION is so widely known a new kind of shopper is filling the store… the eco-conscious! Once upon a time, the humble charity shop was frequented by thrifty pensioners and creative students looking for…

Tyre-d of unsustainable tyres?

What’s Going On Here? This week Michelin, in collaboration with General Motors, have released the prototype for a new sustainable model of airless, puncture-proof tyre called “Uptis” (Unique Punctureproof Tire System). What Does This Mean? It is hoped that this new model (planned to be commercially available by 2024) will eliminate the possibility of blow-outs, punctures and wear and tear caused by over- and…

Will Waitrose’s plastic-free trial ‘weigh up’ for their shoppers?

What’s Going On Here? Waitrose is the first major retailer in the UK to introduce a plastic-free shopping experience. The new zero-waste stores will let customers use their own containers to shop on a refill basis. What Does This Mean? As one of the top 10 UK supermarkets contributing to 810,000 tonnes of ‘throwaway packaging’ every year (according to Greenpeace ocean plastics campaigner Ariana Densham), Waitrose…

UK expands ‘Blue Belt’ to protect 12,000kmsq of new marine areas

What’s Going On Here? The UK Government announced the creation of 41 new marine conservation zones around the UK’s coastline, covering an area eight times the size of London and expanding the UK’s marine ‘Blue Belt’ to an area twice the size of England. What Does This Mean? This is the largest expansion of the UK’s marine ‘Blue Belt’ to date. The expansion comes…

29 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes

Who is Greta Thunberg? Greta Thunberg is a 17-year old climate activist from Sweden. A school girl with autism, standing at less than 5ft, she started the ‘School Strike for Climate’ protests. Over the past 6 months, she has become a global superstar of the climate change movement. Promoting #fridaysforfuture alongside millions of school children (and now adults) across the globe to…