Since the screening of BBC’s Blue Planet II, plastic pollution has often been in the headlines. While it might seem like a recent phenomenon, the plastics lobby have known about it for decades. Sadly, by employing tactics to hide the environmental impacts and oppose regulation, they’ve caused plastic consumption to soar and pollution to reach … Continue reading Sorry, They’re Not Sorry. How Powerful Lobby Groups Have Pushed Plastic Pollution To Crisis Levels
The term “Circular Economy” is rapidly gaining popularity. Google it today and you’ll get over half a million hits. 5 years ago it would barely have come up. But what does the Circular Economy mean? Your Google search will throw out some ideas – regenerative system, coherent framework, innovation, closed loops, secure resource flows – … Continue reading Modern Life is Rubbish-Free: Introducing the Circular Economy
Our disposable culture makes products and packaging that we eventually throw away. We consume natural resources to achieve this placing us in ecological debt and filling landfills fast. The signs overwhelmingly point towards our ecological debt getting worse. Recycling is the preferred method to solve these problems, but is it the solution? We are running … Continue reading Recycling. Is it the solution?
Thousands of years from today, geologists will refer to our current era as The Plastic Age. Instead of stone bowls and bronze arrowheads, they’ll be digging up plastic coke bottles and yoghurt pots. This isn’t just a thought-provoking analogy – it has actually been suggested by scientists and academics. All for a material that’s only … Continue reading The Plastic Age. How did we get here?