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.
Paradoxical plane behaviour proves to be a hot topic this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos as a record number of private jets land to ferry in the world’s business and political leaders for climate change discussions. Alongside Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old school strike activist, marked her place at the Summit demanding economists tackle the global warming crisis with urgency likened to if their house was on fire. Questions surrounding supply chain efficacy also hit the headlines as it is revealed the factory producing Comic Relief Spice Girls merchandise pays Bangladeshi factory staff 35p an hour.
Meanwhile at home, Poundland faces penance for selling valentines ‘plastic nothing’ and the ‘Marie Kondo’ effect is causing a small-scale tsunami of donations to charity stores across Britain.
‘Our house is on fire’: Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate via Guardian
Teenage activist takes School Strikes 4 Climate Action to Davos via Guardian
Record private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talk via Guardian
Prince William urges action to combat climate change in Davos via Financial Times
Revealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hour via Guardian
The Lucy Siegle Take: How Charity Can – And Should – Have Positive Impact via Eco Age
Marie Kondo: Are charity shops feeling the effect? Via BBC
Run Faster—Your Treadmill Might Be Generating Electricity via Bloomberg
As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds via New York Times
Refillable container scheme is ‘the milkman rebooted’ via BBC
The vegan leather brewed in a lab via BBC
Poundland faces anger over plastic waste after selling empty Valentine’s Day ‘Gift of Nothing’ via Independent