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. Coca-Cola to trial paper bottle prototype – The Coca-Cola Company’s first-ever paper bottle prototype is transitioning from the lab to the marketplace this summer through a limited online trial in Hungary. A run of 2,000 bottles of the plant-based beverage AdeZ will be offered in the pioneering package via e-grocery retailer Kifli.hu, according to The Coca Cola Company

2. Black poplar to feature alongside Bristol’s new ‘tiny forest’ – Britain’s rarest native tree is being planted in an unloved city grassland to restore it as a community wildlife habitat. The black poplar will be placed near to a “tiny forest” being planted in an area in Southmead, Bristol – the size of a small tennis court, the BBC reports. 

3. Eight Easy Ways to Go Green with your Kitchen RoutineBetter Homes & Gardens outline simple tips on how to lower your utility bill and reduce kitchen waste.

4. What You Need to Know About Sustainable Seafood – For seafood to be considered sustainable—whether it’s wild-caught or farmed—it must be sourced in a way that upholds environmentally responsible practices, Thrive Market writes.

5. 7 Tips for Engaging Consumers on Circularity – If consumers are to embrace sustainable products en masse, they need better information to be able to make an informed choice — and this is where marketeers have a vital role to play, Sustainable Brands says. 

6. Conservation experts share world’s top ‘love birds’ – Conservation experts from the WWF have shared some of the top love birds in the animal kingdom, Belfast Telegraph reports. 

7. A zero waste shop on wheels is launching in Bristol – An environmentally-conscious trio are in the process of converting a vintage milk float into a shop on wheels, with the aim of taking it for its first spin in April, Bristol Post reports. 

Image: Coca-Cola

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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