Recycling in Germany is not just about trash. Whilst dictionary definitions captures well the concept of recycling, they fail to explain the emotional side of recycling. Is there really an emotional side to recycling? To explain Christoph describes early memories of playing the German board game ‘Ene mene Müll’ (Transl.: Eenie meenie trash) in the early 1980s.
This article by Gary Haq, University of York was originally published on The Conversation. Beijing, London, Mexico City, New Delhi and Paris are among the cities that have drawn attention for their dangerously high air pollution levels in 2016 – but they’re not alone. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 92% of the world’s […]
Taking inspiration from cities such as Vancouver, Stockholm and Copenhagen, Bournemouth recently announced a plan to position itself at the vanguard of environmental protection.
Five leading clothing brands and retailers including Primark and Peak Performance have signed up to WRAPs cooperative European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) initiative, which aims to promote sustainable clothing across the continent. ECAP is made up of five prominent organisations from the UK, Netherlands and Denmark, including: WRAP-UK, MADE-BY, Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), the Danish Fashion Institute […]
The 200 years that it took to industrialise the world and seep damaging carbon into the atmosphere can be mitigated within the next three decades, but only if funds are made available to kick-start a rapid decarbonisation process that revolves around social awareness.
Businesses are beginning to understand and reap the benefits of implementing circular operating models, but adoption across numerous sectors will likely flounder unless enhanced cooperation paves the way to the “collaborative economy”.
The research, ‘Material Oxford’, is the first stage in a process for the city of understand the flow of natural resources that underpin its ability to function so that it can make informed choices about how to manage its footprint in the future.
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can claim back income tax due on the person doing the work.
Speaking to the World Economic Forum (WEC) during a live Facebook webinar, TerraCycle’s chief executive Tom Szaky claimed that the world “can’t recycle [it’s] way out of waste” and instead called on individuals to tweak shopping habits in order to promote durable and used products.
In the Summer of 1995, a blistering heat wave settled over Chicago for three days. It killed 739 people, making it one of the most unexpectedly lethal disasters in modern American history. No statistical models of the heat wave predicted such a high death toll. Researchers in the American Journal of Public Health reported that […]