Time to hang up your dirty laundry and skip a boring adultmin chore? I wrote a little feature on the debates surrounding whether to wash or not wash our favourite fashion staples in the name of a)preserving our environment and b)prolonging the lifespan of garments. It probes into the attitudinal shift, menace of microfibres, energy/water conservation & a call to arms for innovation by utility manufacturers & FMCG companies.
Amidst the broken politics of brexit parliamentary voting, this week's news features the Spring Statement, China's war against pollution, Greta's Nobel prize nomination, the power of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and much more.
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.
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 dust has settled and it's back to work, scroll through what you may have missed over the festive period.
Are you searching for some sustainable sneaks with a story to their sole? The sneaker industry currently produces over 15 billion pairs of trainers annually which have a seismic environmental and social impact. This article analyses the environmental performance of our most beloved footwear through a life cycle assessment and provides a plethora of sustainable, innovative trainer brands with designs that embrace circularity so you can purchase with purpose!