Author page: Conrad Langridge

Lego Going Green…ish!

What’s Going On Here? LEGO are swapping oil-base plastic for a plant-based alternative in SOME of their products. The Danish childhood-memory-maker and part-time toymaker announced the move on Thursday. Production has started and the products will be on sale later this year. What Does This Mean? Companies are feeling the pressure to change their production methods. And in the case of LEGO this…

First Fishing Footprint Mapped

What’s Going On Here? Across the globe, researchers have created the first automated snapshot of industrial fishing’s environmental impacts by tracking the movements of fishing vessels using emergency beacons on ships. And the impacts are BIIIG — bigger than scientists thought, according to a new study. What Does This Mean? Too much fishing that’s what, with 55% of the oceans being used for…

The Most Sustainable Winter Olympics Ever?

What’s Going On Here? The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics lasted just over 2 weeks and generated around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s more than Barbados produces in a year. So how were these the Olympics most sustainable Winter games ever? The answer: Carbon offsetting. What Does This Mean? Carbon offsetting allows people to invest in environmental projects around the world to…