Takeaway drinks. If ever there was a poster child for unsustainable choices, I think takeaway drinks would win, hands down. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 5. Takeaway Drinks”
With Christmas on the way (only 3 months to go…), perhaps now is a good time to remind everyone that there is a better way to reward your kids than buying toys that quite often are forgotten about by the end of the holidays. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 4. Toys”
By Paul McNeil
Too many of us make price the bottom line when we buy something new. Too few of us link price to quality or consider the implications of always searching for the cheapest goods. While it is not always viable to buy the most expensive product on the shelf, here are ten good reasons why not to buy the cheapest one either: Continue reading “Why Pay More?”
Water – A finite resource but essential to life on earth. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 3. Take a Shower Together”
The world’s largest crochet plastic sea turtle began life as an idea a short time after artist Annie Hsiao-Wen Wang had moved to Thailand, witnessing first hand the destruction of marine habitats
through plastic pollution, over-fishing, poor marine management, ocean acidification and the impacts of global warming. Continue reading “The World’s Largest Crochet Sea Turtle”
Last year there was a very powerful video posted by the Leatherback Trust of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck up her nostril . This example highlights the very real impact straws are having on wildlife.
Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 2. Straws”
Researchers at the Ellen Macarthur Foundation have found that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean (by weight), than fish (Source: The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics). This could be up to an astonishing 900 million tonnes of plastic. Continue reading “Do you want plastic with that?”
There is a misconception that mindfulness is some kind of religious Buddhist ceremony or complex meditation technique. In fact, mindfulness is simply about being aware of your actions or condition. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 1. Mindfulness”
An international group of 90 NGO’s has recently come together to lay out a vision for a future free from plastic pollution. Including some of the global leading organisations such as Greenpeace, Oceana, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Friends of the Earth and the Taiwan Watch Institute, the Break Free from Plastic Coalition is looking to raise the awareness of plastic pollution and the increasing impact it is having on the earth’s ecosystems. Continue reading “A New Major Global Plastic Free Movement”
In 1975, a Business Week article predicted the imminent arrival of the paperless office. The arrival of office automation would, in theory at least, eliminate the need for office paper. The assumption was simple, with the arrival of personal computers the need for paper copies would be eliminated.
So now, 40 years later, how are we doing? Continue reading “The Paperless Office – How Are We Going?”