Monthly Archives: October 2019

From ocean plastic to vinyl

What’s Going On Here? Earlier this month, musician and songwriter Nick Mulvey released the world’s first record made from plastic waste washed up in Cornwall. Music to our ears! 💙 What Does This Mean? We thought this was pretty damn cool, not just because we’re Nick fans but a track pressed onto a record made from recycled plastic? It’s a big curious yes from…

Nutritious grub proven to be better for the environment

What’s Going On Here? In a world-first study released this week, researchers have proven that healthier food choices almost always benefit the environment. What Does This Mean? Professor David Tilman and his pals at the University of Minnesota College weighed up both the health and environmental impacts of 15 different food groups, including nuts, fruits, vegetables, red meat, dairy, eggs, fish, olive oil, legumes…

Happy HallowGreen

What’s Going On Here? Recent research has estimated Halloween celebrations in the UK to generate more than 2,000 tonnes of plastic textile waste and 8 million pumpkins worth of food waste – news that really is truly terrifying. What Does This Mean? Hubbub worked with the charity, Fairyland Trust to survey 19 retailers of Halloween outfits to find that 83% of more than 300…

Plant-based eaters are getting pretty cocky

What’s Going On Here? New documentary ‘Game Changers’, strips bare the misconceptions which surround meat and its label of superiority when it comes to protein, masculinity, muscles and sporting success. A key section of the documentary focuses on Dr Aaron Spitz’s study which tracked the strength, longevity and number of erections had by three American university athletes. The results…eating a plant-based diet…

30 of the Most Impactful Climate Change Quotes

Climate Change Quotes The impact that world leaders, celebrities, scientists and other high-profile individuals can have by speaking out about climate issues on a global scale is huge. With the rise of social media, influencers now have an even bigger platform and a captive audience to express their views. Here is a selection of some of the best climate change quotes from:…

Fashion industry looks to sustainability to regenerate its image

What’s Going On Here? The fashion industry—clothes and shoes—accounts for more than 8% of the global climate impact. What Does This Mean? Following fashion trends can come at a big cost to the environment. A report into the fashion industry published by MPs earlier this year found that the textile industry creates 1.2bn tonnes of CO2 a year—more than international aviation and shipping combined—consumes lake-sized…

How do we get to Net Zero carbon emissions?

What’s Going On Here? The UK government has pledged to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050. A new report prepared for the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) helps us understand what we as a country and as individuals can do to meet the target. What Does This Mean? Net Zero will mean that greenhouse gas emissions being produced and removed from the atmosphere…

#PlasticFreePeriods

What’s Going On Here? Sanitary pads, tampons and applicators, which nearly all contain high levels of plastic, are the fifth most common item found on Europe’s beaches. More widespread than single-use coffee cups, cutlery or straws. Let’s meet the movement tackling this issue and fighting for #PlasticFreePeriods, and saving people thousands of pounds in the process! What Does This Mean? Nearly all mainstream…

UK Wildlife – not in such a good state…

What’s Going On Here? UK wildlife continues to be in decline, according to the State of Nature Report published this week. Since 1970, we have continuously lost nature, with 41% of species (plants and animals) decreasing in number. What Does This Mean? The report is an update from the 2016 report, but was a much larger undertaking than previous years. For the 2019 report, over…