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How is clothes waste changing Chile’s desert into a fast fashion graveyard

How is clothes waste changing Chile’s desert into a fast fashion graveyard

Breaking News, Climate, clothes, economy, Environment, Explainers, Explainers
Fast fashion, producing more products at a lower price, has grown up a lot lately. It is generally known that it's a problem for our planet, however, why exactly? This explainer reveals the life cycle of fast fashion clothes and focuses on why Chile’s nature has to “pay” for its waste. Picture by: Pixabay Life cycle of fast fashion clothes Created by: Sarlota Touzimska Why Chile? Chile has for long been a centre for wasted clothes manufactured mostly in China. It is the biggest second-hand clothes importer in South America. “Unfortunately, we have transformed our city into the world’s garbage dump”, stated Mayor of Alto Hospico, Patricio Ferreira.The original idea was to help the economy , but things went wrong. As only a small part of the clothes is sold, the rest travels
How Fast Fashion is impacting Chile’s Atacama Desert

How Fast Fashion is impacting Chile’s Atacama Desert

Breaking News, Climate, clothes, Environment, Explainers, Fashion, Worldnews
Fast Fashion is having a negative impact on the environment more than ever as popular online brands grow to keep up with the latest fashion trends. This explainer dives into the consequences that fast fashion is having in Chile and what we can do to minimise those consequences. Original Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-60249712
Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Air pollution hitting deprived and POC communities hardest

Climate, Environment, Extinction Rebellion, extinction rebellion, Health, London, London Mayor, Politics, protest, Science, Transport, UK news, urban
Air pollution burdens low income and communities of colour resulting in major health risks.  Source: Unsplash The British Heart Foundation found that 15 million Brits are exposed to toxic air. The majority of which are people of colour and those within deprived communities; a report conducted by Natural England in 2019 revealed Britons who are POC were exposed to particulate matter pollution rates at 19-29% higher than White Britons.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2OIcQ-7y8 Environmental racism is a form of systematic racism where communities of colour are disproportionately burdened with health hazards through policies and practices that force them to reside near or around polluted areas. Environmental Justice is not simply highlighting the discrepancies b...
Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

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Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review was accused of undermining Boris Johnson’s vision for a green economy by focusing its budget on improving roads.  Sunak announced that he was pushing ahead with a £27 billion roads programme but did not offer an increase on the £12 billion that was mobilised to tackle climate change.  While the UK chancellor said he was “pursuing the nation’s priorities” with his road-building plans to ease traffic congestion and improve commute times, some environmentalists fear it will attract more traffic and increase emissions.  Marcin Branowski, 21, president of pro-market environmentalism not-for-profit, British Conservation Alliance (BCA) told Westminster World he believed the level of spending allocated to roadworks cannot be justified. He said
Asda will be the first supermarket to launch avocados with edible coating to strike food wasting

Asda will be the first supermarket to launch avocados with edible coating to strike food wasting

Breaking News, Environment
  The American food start up founded in 2012 has helped halves of supermarkets to not waste fresh food thanks to its new technology and will now be available  in UK. Asda is the first major supermarket in the United Kingdom to use new technologies to reduce food waste. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that 10 million tonnes of food are wasted, representing 250 million thrown meals. A new technology created by Apeel Science in the United States could help reduce the amount of food wasted each year. This new product, called Apeel Avocado, is designed to protect the surface of each fresh product to slow water loss and oxidation. The coating is found in peels, seeds, pulp of fruit and vegetables and creates a natural barrier. Avocado is known as staying ripe twice as long
‘The Air We Grieve’: Extinction Rebellion block a central London road to demand Action on deadly levels of air pollution in London

‘The Air We Grieve’: Extinction Rebellion block a central London road to demand Action on deadly levels of air pollution in London

Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Extinction Rebellion
  Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station to demand the next government tackles “deadly levels of air pollution” in the capital. The demonstration, called 'The Air We Grieve', involved 25 breeze blocks glued to the road to symbolize the number of Londoners who died each day as a result of air pollution. ‘Three Demands Bill’ Extinction Rebellion is asking all candidates to support the 'Three Demands Bill' and act now to protect our families, communities and the environment. The 'Three Demands Bill’ calls for the following: 1.Tell the truth: declare a climate and ecological emergency and communicate the urgency for change, including working with media and other institutions 2.Act now: halt biodiversity loss and
Police arrested 7 protesters who blocked central London road to demand action on air pollution

Police arrested 7 protesters who blocked central London road to demand action on air pollution

Breaking News, Climate, Extinction Rebellion, ReportingWeek2
Extinction Rebellion protesters glued 25 breeze barricades to the road to symbolize 25 Londoners who are killed each day by air pollution, while 6 of them glued their hands to concrete blocks. Extinction Rebellion activists staged a demonstration called “The Air We Grieve” in London this morning. They blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station. This road was chosen because of its "high levels of air pollution.” A small truck used as a roadblock was engraved with the slogan: "Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day”. According to Extinction Rebellion, 2 million people in London live in illegal air pollution, including 400,000 children. And toxic air kills 28,000 to 36,000 people every year across the UK. This protest, which is part of the Election Rebellion, ai
Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Is there a sustainable future for reusable coffee cups?

Breaking News, Environment
Young Londoners are divided about the future of reusable coffee cups. As you roam the streets of central London, it is not hard to spot that there are now four times as many takeaway coffee shops in the UK as there were 20 years ago. In most London coffee shops, only paper cups are sold which cannot be recycled. This is due to the inner polyethylene linings, which is water and heatproof.  According to a January 2018 report, the Parliament Environmental Audit Committee revealed that around seven million disposable coffee cups are used every day in the UK. This equates to nine single-use cups of coffee per person and 2.5 billion coffee cups annually, creating 25,000 tonnes of waste.  We ventured through busy London streets and asked pedestrians for their opinion on the reusa
Extinction Rebellion Christmas protests leave Londoners concerned

Extinction Rebellion Christmas protests leave Londoners concerned

Breaking News, Environment
Londoners are divided about whether the “12 days of Christmas” protests are the most effective way to tackle climate change. The climate activist group’s “12 days of Christmas” plan to outdo their Autumn protests. The climate change demonstrations are set to start on December 1, running until December 12, the day of the general election. The London public are unsure whether XR Christmas protests during the busy period are the only way to deal with the issue. One London mum concerned for her children’s future said she was worried and wants to get involved in the December demonstrations. She said: “It is the most effective, but not necessarily the best. It’s the best one at getting an immediate reaction.” An XR member said the group should be doing “more peaceful pr
13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

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Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence. 1.Lisbon’s charm Lisbon's century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city are unique. Wandering from Baixa district to Graça you'll see a very traditional side