S & S News: The Week in Highlights 13.07.2019

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.

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

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-change-affecting-crop-yields-and-reducing-global-food-supplies

Music Declares Emergency: Artists and executives demand drastic climate action via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078893/music-declares-emergency-artists-and-executives-demand-drastic-climate-action

Shell invests in blockchain-based energy sharing specialist LO3 via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078856/shell-invests-in-blockchain-based-energy-sharing-specialist-lo3

Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3078772/global-heating-london-to-have-climate-similar-to-barcelona-by-2050

Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/12/billions-of-air-pollution-particles-found-in-hearts-of-city-dwellers

‘A sort of eco-dictatorship’: Shanghai grapples with strict new recycling laws via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/12/a-sort-of-eco-dictatorship-shanghai-grapples-with-strict-new-recycling-laws

Big radiation leak from sunk Russian submarine via The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/big-radiation-leak-from-sunk-russian-submarine-33qx2f0dw

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

https://www.ft.com/content/5d650548-a19f-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48908413

BRITS TO SPEND £2.7BN ON OUTFITS THEY WEAR ONCE THIS SUMMER via Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/summer-outfits-spend-billions-fast-fashion-barnardos-charity-shop-a8998846.html

How ecotourism is helping Fairtrade farmers diversify their income via FairTrade

https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Media-Centre/Blog/2019/July/How-ecotourism-is-helping-Fairtrade-farmers-diversify-their-income?fbclid=IwAR0gznoKWHqSM8fThNZLzK02eHyQ54bNIt4vAvVxmIJ0DNONJ7G82a6ptzc

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