…Is what most people have asked when we’ve said we’re not buying new in 2020. Or, in the case of my brother, who is programmed to asked awkward questions: “Does buying a packet of three pants, count as one item or three?”
What we’ve learnt this week
Save the yellow-sticker products!
I normally tut at Marc when he comes home with packets covered in yellow stickers. But apparently, we should be buying them. Otherwise, supermarkets send them to landfill, packaging and all. And food waste is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gas. So, Marc, go-ahead! Source @lesswastelaura 4 Jan
18-year-old solves the microplastic problem
…with a home-made experiment involving oil and iron-oxide that can draw microplastic out of water. The method is similar to that used to clean up oil-spills and won him first prize at the Google Science Fair beating-off professional scientists working in huge labs. Source: DoneGood https://bit.ly/2GnFZ2d
The planet is losing 10bn trees a year
But good old Donald has come to the rescue promising to plant 1 trillion trees! While continuing to implement more environmentally damaging polices. Greta says: “Planting trees is very good of course, but it is nowhere near enough.” Source: Guardian: https://bit.ly/2RznOLY