UK Litter Crisis [+ Visuals] — ecogreenlove

The UK is facing a litter crisis with popular beauty spots such as beaches, parks and woodland areas being littered with items, causing harm to wildlife and creating an untidy environment. To highlight how severe the UK litter crisis is, Regatta have launched a campaign which looks at the matter in detail. From the amount of litter dropped every second, to the most common types … Continue reading UK Litter Crisis [+ Visuals] — ecogreenlove

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. Belgium uses giant ‘vacuum cleaner’ to remove plastic from nature reserve – Engineers have built a giant ‘vacuum cleaner’ to rid a Belgian nature reserve of millions of pieces of plastic litter too small to collect by hand, Reuters reports. 2. New Veolia strategy to make … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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. Climate action will be ‘cornerstone’ of Canada’s economic recovery plan: throne speech – From creating thousands of jobs in energy efficiency building retrofits to cutting the tax rate for green manufacturing companies, the Trudeau government has amped up its commitments to tackle climate change as part … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

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. Rosewood conservation: A success story from Madagascar – Modern Diplomacy meets Madagascan farmer Edmond who is working on a rosewood conservation project coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Its aim is to safeguard a group of trees that is the world’s most trafficked wild … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Oslo set to be a zero-emissions city by 2030, in moves which seeks to make climate-friendly choices easier

Oslo is aiming for a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, under a new climate strategy which seeks to make climate-friendly choices on a daily basis easier. The climate strategy, adopted by Oslo City Council, includes a target to reduce traffic and to make walking, cycling and public transport simple. All public transport – including buses and ferries – shall have zero emissions by 2028. By 2030, … Continue reading Oslo set to be a zero-emissions city by 2030, in moves which seeks to make climate-friendly choices easier

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. Latin America set for renewable energy boom – Latin America is emerging as a green powerhouse, according to Rystad Energy, with some of the strongest renewable capacity growth expected globally in the coming years, Energy Global reports. 2. Prime minister pledges 100% renewable energy generation in … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

Lego has announced it will invest $400 million over the next three years to step up efforts to produce its colourful bricks using sustainable materials instead of oil-based plastic. The investment will help Lego to reach a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2022 in terms of its production, as well as phase out single-use plastic in packaging by 2025, and replace plastic bricks with … Continue reading Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

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. South Australia has passed laws to ban single-use plastic products – South Australia has become the first state to ban single-use plastics in Australia, but the new rules will not come into effect until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ABC reports. 2. The West … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

New law to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains will fine UK companies linked to illegal deforestation

Large companies will face major fines if they cannot prove their supply chains are not linked to illegal deforestation, under a proposed UK government crackdown. The proposals would prohibit larger businesses operating in the UK from using products grown on land that was deforested illegally. These businesses would be required to carry out due diligence on their supply chains by publishing information to show where … Continue reading New law to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains will fine UK companies linked to illegal deforestation

Scrapped airport in Mexico City reclaimed by ancient lake

An abandoned construction zone in Mexico City, originally planned for a high-tech airport, is now part of a project to conserve 12,200 hectares of marshland where the once massive Lake Texoco stood. Plans for a new international airport at the location – where the once massive Lake Texcoco stood before Spanish colonisers in the 1600s began draining the water to prevent flooding in their burgeoning … Continue reading Scrapped airport in Mexico City reclaimed by ancient lake