Author page: Will Roderick

Shut the Fridge-Door!

What’s Going On Here? Ever noticed that pretty much all supermarket fridges and freezers are open? Well a report this week, supported by DEFRA, revealed they consume up to 1% of the UK’s total energy consumption – freezing mad! What Does This Mean? Campaigners are urging UK supermarkets to change standard proto-cold and close supermarket fridges, as the true energy use of open-door-fridges is…

The Resomator – how the funeral market is tackling climate change

What’s Going On Here? Ever thought of your environmental impact after you die? In an industry increasingly damaging to the environment, it seems that some in the funeral market have! Leeds-based company Resomation have developed a more environmentally friendly way to be laid to rest: the Resomator. What Does This Mean? The Resomator facilitates a process called ‘water cremation’, where the body is placed in…

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…

UN report shows 1 million species at risk of extinction

What’s Going On Here? A report published by the UN studying the human impact on nature, has highlighted the significant importance of biodiversity to the health of the planet, with 1 in 4 species at risk of becoming extinct within decades. What, Yet Another Report? Yes, but…this isn’t just another report, and is being described as ‘the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken.’…

Evian unveils its first reusable water bottle

What’s Going On Here? Evian, the French bottled water giant has released designs for its first reusable water bottle. Part of their wider sustainability strategy to become a ‘truly’ circular, carbon neutral company by 2020. Striving for Carbon Neutrality Today, all Evian water bottles are 100% recyclable and contain a minimum 25% recycled plastic. The new limited edition bottle consists of a…