Humanity represents just 0.01% of Earth’s biomass, but has destroyed 83% of wild animals

Earth’s 7.6bn humans account for just 0.01% of all living things, yet since the dawn of civilisation we have been responsible for the loss of 83% of wild animals and over half of all plant life. A recent biomass study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has revealed humankind’s tiny part in […]

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 […]

Baby turtles trapped in “horrendous” Honduras plastic pollution

Baby turtles trapped in “horrendous” Honduras plastic pollution Underwater photographer Caroline Power has captured horrifying footage of baby turtles struggling to clamber over seaweed that is “half plastic” in Honduras. The footage has gone viral and during a recent interview for BBC Radio 5, she described watching the turtles “crawling across the top of plastic […]