“What a great video!” Everyone on the Erasmus exchange Just felt like uploading this here so it doesn’t get lost in the annals of FAT32. I made this for the Erasmus Project visit to Belgium in 2020. It was also played in Estonia. It is a quickly edited video with some clips and pictures fromContinue reading “Wallace Hall Academy TV Show Opening”
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Meat – tasty or deadly?
People have always loved meat and the 21st century is no exception. Meat consumption has skyrocketed from approximately 75 million tonnes to over 300 – that’s an over 4 fold increase. Eating meat may not seem that bad but sadly it’s one of the most polluting things people do unconciously – for example getting aContinue reading “Meat – tasty or deadly?”
A Facebook Ally
As part of the same group during the Erasmus Project; Belgium 2020, a facebook page on sustainable living was set up. https://facebook.com/groups/812323895902593 The facebook page
What is a sustainable food system?
If you’ve been paying any attention to the changing food climate over the past several years, you’ve probably heard a certain buzzword repeated time and time again: sustainability.But what does a sustainable food system refer to, exactly?The answer is complex and composed of many moving parts, but at its heart, a sustainable model in theContinue reading “What is a sustainable food system?”
Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands (Not plastic related)
On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear every day and in what kind of conditions? Documentaries like The True Cost shine a light on how the fastContinue reading “Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands (Not plastic related)”
The History- Plastic Pollution (PART TWO)
SHOES – 1950 All new sneakers are partly or completely plastic, and most heels are made from plastic. They are almost impossible to recycle as the plastic is stitched into other materials in complex ways. An issue with blanket-banning plastic shoes is that vegans among others object to animal products, and natural shoes are madeContinue reading “The History- Plastic Pollution (PART TWO)”
The History- Plastic Pollution (PART ONE)
TYRES – 1909 Tires add a lot to plastic pollution. As they rub against the road, the heat generated sheds off bits of synthetic rubber. Rain washes these chemicals off the roads and into the water system, where they make up to 28% of the microplastic waste in the ocean. Before 1909, all tyres wereContinue reading “The History- Plastic Pollution (PART ONE)”
Supermarket initiatives to end plastic waste
Several supermarkets have announced in recent years plans to shrink their enormous plastic and carbon footprints. Many new supermarket buildings are designed as Eco-buildings, with sustainable energy powering them and reduced energy costs, with natural lighting and high insulation. Tesco has announced a new series of initiatives in early 2020- such as banning shrink wrappedContinue reading “Supermarket initiatives to end plastic waste”
Plastic Milk Bottles
Are they out of the LOOP? A new scheme to reduce plastic waste from your grocery shop is due to roll out across the United Kingdom next month. The ambitious new online service- called LOOP (https://loopstore.com/) has already been running in the states and France, and they plan to expand to Canada, Germany and Japan.LOOPContinue reading “Plastic Milk Bottles”
The First Blog Post
“We’ve seen albatrosses come back with their belly full of food for their young. You think it’s going to be squid, but it’s plastic” — Sir David Attenborough This blog contains details on plastic pollution, and the options the everyday human has to combat it.