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. Charity partners with leading tree shelter manufacturer to help the environment – The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has partnered with a leading tree shelter manufacturer, Tubex, to reduce plastic pollution and collect and remove thousands of tree shelters from the area, Craven Herald & Pioneer writes.r

2. Derry woman’s shopping habits analysed for new sustainable fashion TV series – A Derry woman is set to feature on a new series that is on a mission to get us thinking differently about our wardrobes, according to Derry Journal.

3. Experts reveal how mobile phones will become more eco-friendly in the future – New research from leading mobile reseller, Buymobiles has revealed how smartphones could become much more eco-friendly over the next two decades, Circular reports.

4. John Lewis is selling an eco-friendly mattress made using sustainable British wool – The wool is 100% traceable, from the same farms that supply their meat, Country Living writes.

5. Eco-friendly water-heating start-up SolarisKit secures key Amazon partnership – A Dundee company behind a pioneering thermal collector flat pack kit is aiming to tap into new markets after being accepted onto Amazon Launchpad, enabling the product to be offered globally, according to The Scotsman.

6. This Sustainable Peruvian Fashion Brand Is Making It Big In New York And Giving Back To The Community In A Unique Way – PAZ is a sustainable lifestyle brand with deep Latin American roots (Peruvian to be exact) that takes its heritage seriously. In addition to its commitment to environmental sustainability, PAZ Lifestyle also works to tell the stories of the Latino brands that it works with and uplift Peru’s Indigenous communities, mitu writes.

7. Billie spins yarn from textile wastes with neither water nor chemicals in Novetex’s bid to cut emissions and wastes – Billie system is a patented “upcycling” process that can break down textile waste into slivers for blending with fresh threads before they are spun into yarn for reuse, all done without using water or hazardous chemicals, South China Morning Post reports. 

Image: Billie

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



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