Single-use plastic – award-winning fish and chip shop to eliminate plastic packaging

The nation’s favourite food is ready for an eco-overhaul. Award-winning Welsh fish and chip shop, the Crispy Cod, pledges to eliminate plastic and polystyrene packaging from their shop in an attempt to rid the local beaches of single-use plastic cutlery and packaging. British fish and chips were originally served in a wrapping of old newspaper, […]

Mission possible: new report offers optimism for combatting climate change

The group, the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) brought us some promising news in their recent report revealing that industrial emissions can be eradicated at a cost of less than 1% of the global GDP, whilst having a negligible impact on living standards. It is no secret that industrial practice often takes a huge toll on […]

7 stages of the fashion industry and how they impact people and nature

The fast fashion industry is controversial, lucrative and ubiquitous. Valued at £2.3 trillion and employing approximately 60 million people worldwide in its supply chains, it often sparks debate on issues such as environmental and socioeconomic sustainability. After oil, the textile business is the most environmentally destructive form of enterprise and in terms of both industrial […]

Big supermarkets are failing to reduce plastic use

Despite the public and political pressure, big supermarkets are failing to take responsibility for their plastic consumption. According to a recent Greenpeace report, supermarkets are stocking their shelves with over 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic packaging every year. Greenpeace also surveyed the UK’s top ten supermarkets and revealed that they are putting a collective 1.1bn […]

What the Budget means for single use plastic

“Convenient for consumers, but deadly for our wildlife and our oceans” Philip Hammond This week we witnessed Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond deliver his Budget for the coming year, with promising premises for a future less dependent on single use plastic. Hammond revealed to parliament his proposed policies for“tackling the scourge of plastic littering […]