S & S News: The Week in Highlights 13.01.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

January thus far has been far from uneventful. With the Democrats flipping things on their head for the US climate agenda and the release of scientific evidence that the warming of our oceans has accelerated beyond what was previously forecasted.

Meanwhile the UK’s retailers are awakening to the infinite possibilities of embracing sustainability including Lush’s first ‘ naked’ plastic free store and M & S’s range of vegan shoes. 

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New Research Finds via New York Times 

As U.S. Emissions Spike Under Trump, Democrats Will Pursue Real Climate Policies-Not Just Green Talk via Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulbledsoe/2019/01/08/as-u-s-emissions-spike-under-trump-democrats-pursue-real-climate-policies-not-green-wish-lists/#50aa5d0744a4

Iceland’s reverse vending machines grant shoppers over £30,000 via Retail Gazette

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2019/01/icelands-reverse-vending-machines-grant-shoppers-30000/

Revised Brazilian forest code may lead to increased legal deforestation in Amazon via Science Daily 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190104225814.htm

2018 was the year fashion started to get serious about sustainability via Dazed Digital 

https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/42642/1/2018-sustainability-environmental-issues-fashion-burberry-marine-serre-vetements?platform=hootsuite

Is fast fashion giving way to the sustainable wardrobe? Throwaway garments contribute more to climate change than air and sea travel. Now clothing retailers are bracing for a backlash via The Guardian 

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/29/fast-fashion-giving-way-sustainable-wardrobe?CMP=share_btn_tw

A century and half of reconstructed ocean warming offers clues for the future via Science Daily 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190107150746.htm

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/07/dutch-eco-homes-idea-arrives-in-uk-and-cuts-energy-bills-in-half-nottingham-energiesprong

Lush to open first plastic packaging-free store in UK via Independent 

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/lush-naked-store-uk-plastic-packaging-environment-nature-manchester-shop-a8721406.html

Marks & Spencer launches range of 350 affordable vegan shoes via Livekindly 

https://www.livekindly.co/marks-spencer-launches-350-affordable-vegan-leather-shoes/

Tube particle pollution ’30 times higher than by roads’ via the BBC 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46820584

5 Renewable Energy TED Talks To Start Your 2019 via Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/01/04/5-renewable-energy-ted-talks-to-start-your-2019/#334d1ab25d4a

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