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.
The 411 this week features food security as global crop yields including rice continue to slump. Whilst Shell invests in blockchain technology, David Attenborough denounces Australia as an “extraordinary” example of a country where people in power remain climate change deniers. On the topic of climate, it is predicted the UK is set to be as hot as Barcelona by 2050. As Shanghai practices a new form of eco dictatorship with its increasingly tight recycling policies, Russia leaks radiation from a nuclear submarine creating radiation 800,000 times higher than normal levels in the sea.
Perhaps it’s not time for a Roman Holiday as the Italian city grapples with approx. 1,000 tonnes of rubbish set to be left on the streets this week. Frequent flyers rejoice as Edelweiss, part of Lufthansa Group, is letting passengers offset their carbon as easily as purchasing ticket!!!
Theme Parks in the UK get a treat as Coca-Cola extends its reverse vending machine project for plastic bottles which collected over 26,000 bottles in 2018 through customer incentivization of a 50% voucher.
Creative platform Etsy becomes the first global e-commerce company to completely offset their carbon emissions from shipping. Finally, attention falls to occasion wear as Bernardo’s reveal the UK will spend approx. £2.7billion on 500 million single use summer outfits.
Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies via Green Biz
Music Declares Emergency: Artists and executives demand drastic climate action via Business Green
Shell invests in blockchain-based energy sharing specialist LO3 via Business Green
Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 via Business Green
Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers via Guardian
‘A sort of eco-dictatorship’: Shanghai grapples with strict new recycling laws via Guardian
Big radiation leak from sunk Russian submarine via The Times
David Attenborough says it’s ‘extraordinary’ climate deniers are in power in Australia via Guardian
Romans fume and sweat surrounded by mountains of rubbish via Forbes
This Lufthansa-owned airline will let you instantly offset your carbon when you buy a ticket
Coca-Cola and Merlin Entertainments extend on-the-go plastic recycling initiative via Edie
Is Stella McCartney right – should we stop washing our clothes? Via BBC
BRITS TO SPEND £2.7BN ON OUTFITS THEY WEAR ONCE THIS SUMMER via Independent
How ecotourism is helping Fairtrade farmers diversify their income via FairTrade