Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

1. Gucci abandons “worn-out ritual” of seasonal fashion shows – Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has announced that the Italian brand will be disregarding the fashion calendar’s “stale” deadlines, holding shows just twice a year instead to reduce waste, Dezeen writes.

2. The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies – The best science-fiction movies take us to places beyond our own imagination, dreaming up impossible futures that inevitably go on to shape our own technological advances, says Empire Magazine whose list cites some of most iconic sci-fi cinema, from modern masterpieces, to game-changing greats.

3. Spain approves national minimum income scheme – Spain’s cabinet has approved the creation of a national minimum income, according to a government spokesperson. Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias told a news conference on Friday the creation of a minimum income worth €462 (£416.92) a month will target some 850,000 households or 2.5 million people, according to The Independent.

4. EU plans to plant 3 billion trees and massively expand organic farming – To reverse the loss of wildlife and habitats, a bold new plan by the European Commission (EC) includes planting 3 billion extra trees, dramatically expanding organic farming and fines for missing targets to restore nature, New Scientist reports.

5. Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You – Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times writes.

6. The 16 Best Bathroom Plants for a More Spa-Like ExperienceGood Housekeeping takes a look at plants including peace lilly, rubber tree, and spider plant that will thrive in your bathroom’s high humidity levels.

7. Europe’s largest online fashion retailer,  Zalando to only sell sustainable brands from 2023 – The largest online-only fashion retailer in Europe, Zalando, has announced that sustainability will be a requirement for all brands on the platform from 2023, according to Euronews. Currently, 2,000 fashion brands sell their products via Zalando. All of them will have to submit supply chain information by the deadline and, if they don’t meet requirements set out by the company, will have to commit to improvements or stop selling on the site altogether.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.