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.
Slightly shocked as we speed into September, here’s this week’s round up in the world of sustainability.
Greta is greeted in New York as she reaches the city after two weeks travelling via a zero carbon yacht ahead of the Climate Summit. Whilst the Amazon fires and $20m funding are rejected by Brazil, it is reported there are more fires actually burning in Angola and the Congo. On the tangent of forestry, Trump sizes up Tongass National Forest in Alaska for mining and logging proving no lessons are yet to be learnt. Brexit back stop aside, Ireland faces challenges as it is reported it creates the most fume pollution in the EU.
Elsewhere, Rolls Royce collab with Norwegian airline Widerøe to target zero emission flights and the design of electric planes. In hospitality, Marriott Intl announce they will no longer use single-use plastic toiletry bottles, as they currently send 500 million to landfill every year. This aims to save over 1.7 million plastic bottles!
In the UK, fracking activities cause tremors in Blackpool and the first plastic free nursery in Tyne focuses on early eco education. Extinction Rebellion make their moves up North as protests shut down central Manchester. In retail M & S makes moves for the Merry Christmas period as it opts for glitter-free Christmas cards and wrap whilst Vans pledges against the use of Brazilian leather following events in the Amazon.
Greta Thunberg reaches New York after 15-day yacht journey via CNN
More fires burning in Angola and Congo than in the Amazon via Aljazeera
Amazon rainforest fires: Brazil to reject $20m pledged by G7 via The Guardian
Trump sizes up Tongass National Forest in Alaska for mining and logging via The Times
Norwegian airline Widerøe targets zero emission flights with Rolls Royce project via Business Green
M&S opts for glitter-free Christmas cards & wrap via Retail Gazette
Vans owner stops use of Brazilian leather as Amazon burns via Retail Gazette
This leading hotel chain has just banned single-use plastic toiletry bottles via Harpers Bazaar
Two billion people worldwide lack clean drinking water, UN warns via Telegraph
Latest fracking tremor believed to be UK’s biggest yet via Guardian
Ireland worst in EU for exhaust fume pollution via The Times