S & S News: The Week in Highlights 20.01.2019

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. 

It’s been a week of parliamentary crisis with the worst commons defeat in history, votes of no confidence and questionable driving antics from the Duke of Edinburgh. On the sustainability frontier, scientific data officially endorses what is now to be known as ‘the planetary diet’, and it is revealed the UK is doubling the number of incinerators to burn waste instead of recycling. Meanwhile, the Guardian benchmarks best practice in publishing as it becomes the first national newspaper to embrace biodegradable wrapping. Read on for the full collection of stories.

Scientists reveal benefits of the ‘planetary diet’ A bit of meat, a lot of veg – the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn via BBC

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46865204

Guardian to be first national newspaper with biodegradable wrapping Via the Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jan/11/guardian-to-be-first-national-newspaper-with-biodegradable-wrapping?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR3nyLEHcwJJSEePpKYQyxs4OmCZEBJEj1EQ0Xk3NpGl8dsaFs3z80-uIUk

Marks & Spencer trials plastic-free products in bid to reduce single-use plastic via Evening Standard

https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/theplasticfreeproject/marks-and-spencer-biodegradable-packaging-single-use-plastic-a4040746.html

This bike path in the Netherlands is made from plastic waste via World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/netherlands-switches-gears-with-worlds-first-used-plastic-bike-path

Can a circular Fashion system save us all? Via Vogue Australia

https://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/news/can-a-circular-fashion-system-save-us-all/news-story/b0b0f8b39e667923d088b159ddcec606

To Fake or Not to Fake: the Responsible Sourcing Dilemma via Fashion Revolution

https://www.fashionrevolution.org/to-fake-or-not-to-fake-the-responsible-sourcing-dilemma/?fbclid=IwAR1-7DBzVeHwWZldxcBHrIWM0H6v37X3uiH_L891ujHNK4GAGmxXCenpXZo

Nestlé accelerating action to tackle plastic waste via Nestlé https://www.nestle.com/media/pressreleases/allpressreleases/nestle-action-tackle-plastic-waste

Bangladesh police use tear gas, water cannons on protesting garment workers via Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-garments-protests-idUSKCN1P30GF

4 Ways the CFDA’s New Sustainability Report Will Change Your Fashion Week Conversations via Vogue

https://www.vogue.com/article/cfda-sustainable-fashion-directory?platform=hootsuite

War on fatbergs: Can this 21st Century peril be blitzed? via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46836867

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