Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign

Two penguin visitors of the ice sculpture kind appeared on the shore of the River Thames opposite St Paul’s Cathedral this week. A towering two-metre ice scuplture of a mother chinstrap penguin and her chick was installed on the shore of the River Thames, in front of the Tate Modern on Southbank, to highlight the threats to marine life as part of a global call … Continue reading Penguin ice-sculptures spotted on the shore of the River Thames boosts Greenpeace’s ocean campaign

Turtle Journey: Greenpeace team up with Wallace & Gromit creators for animated short highlighting threat to marine life

Turtle Journey – a new animated campaign from Greenpeace and the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman – is highlighting the impact of pollution on ocean life while pushing for a new Global Ocean Treaty to protect oceans from overfishing and mining. The animated short film, which features the voices of The Crown actress Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren, follows a family of turtles … Continue reading Turtle Journey: Greenpeace team up with Wallace & Gromit creators for animated short highlighting threat to marine life

Malaysia’s problem with plastic

Malaysia has become a popular destination for the problem material that is plastic. Since China banned the import of “foreign garbage” in 2018, Malaysia began buying discarded plastic from China’s former exporters, including the US, UK, and Australia. It is a booming industry but it has also given rise to illegal recycling factories, many of which have buried or burned scraps to get rid of … Continue reading Malaysia’s problem with plastic

MAKE SMTHNG Week: Greenpeace call on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead

This weekend sandwiches the major international events in consumerism – yesterday’s Black Friday and the upcoming Cyber Monday. Instead of joining the mass frenzy, Greenpeace is calling on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead. On Black Friday, Greenpeace launched MAKE SMTHNG Week, which runs until 2 December, bring together hundreds of designers, artists and makers to lead workshops where people can learn creative techniques of reuse, repairing, fashion … Continue reading MAKE SMTHNG Week: Greenpeace call on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead

Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

Greenpeace has hit out at big brands including Unilever, Nestlé and Mondelez for their role in deforestation for palm oil, by launching a powerful animation that shows how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to the palm oil crisis. The short animation, voiced by English actress Dame Emma Thompson, tells the story of baby Rang-tan as she causes mischief in a little girl’s … Continue reading Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

Luxury fashion brands failing to “show respect for the natural resources used to make” clothes

Luxury fashion brands are failing to show respect for the environment and the natural resources that are used to make them, a leading expert at Greenpeace has said following news that British brand, Burberry burned fashion and beauty products worth £28.6m in its last financial year. It is understood that the burning of luxury goods in the industry is widespread. The practice, which has no regard for … Continue reading Luxury fashion brands failing to “show respect for the natural resources used to make” clothes

Wind turbine makeover at Westminster tube station with a message for UK government

Westminster tube station has gotten a makeover thanks to offshore wind turbines emblazoned across the station, in an effort to get the message through to ministers and MPs – who use the station for their daily commute – to put it at the heart of the plan for the UK’s energy system. The bold posters showcasing offshore wind turbines, celebrate the massive drop in price of … Continue reading Wind turbine makeover at Westminster tube station with a message for UK government