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Debunking $10billion Bezos Earth Fund

This article about the Bezos Earth Fund was written by Chelsea Webster and originally posted on her blog LowWastePlantBased.net When it comes to climate news, if something sounds too good to be true… it probably is. I know I sound like a pessimist, but billionaire philanthropy is being praised right and centre, with only the left seemingly being able to see through…

#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…

Your rubbish? Your problem! Malaysia to return tonnes of imported waste to the West

What’s Going On Here? On Tuesday, Malaysia announced it is to send back over 3,000 metric tonnes of contaminated plastic imported waste to countries including the UK, US, Canada and Australia. What Does This Mean? After China banned the import of plastic waste in 2017, other countries began to take the brunt of our waste problem. Since then, rubbish has accumulated across the Philippines, Indonesia,…

Plenty of arses seen in the Commons. Then this happened…

What’s going on here? Early this week activists from Extinction Rebellion stripped down and took to the House of Commons to protest climate change while UK MPs were debating Brexit. The naked truth Extinction Rebellion, who describe themselves as a ‘non-violent direct action and civil disobedience’ group, have staged some pretty big demonstrations across the UK recently. They want politicians to do more to tackle the climate emergency.…

Oh pollocks! UK Mackerel stripped of its sustainable status

What’s Going On Here? UK mackerel, once considered a sustainable option for fish-eaters, has been stripped of its sustainable status after years of overfishing. What Does This Mean? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) came to the decision after a huge drop in mackerel stocks. According to The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), stocks have dropped over 2 million tonnes in…