Environment

January 15, 2019

‘The Guardian’ Swaps Out Plastic for Compostable Wrapping to Reduce Harmful Waste

From tomorrow, for the first time, the Guardian’s Saturday magazines will be wrapped in a compostable wrapping derived from potato starch, replacing the current plastic wrapping. Starting with London, Essex, Norfolk, Kent, Herts & Suffolk, rolling out to the rest of the UK soon pic.twitter.com/Qy7m4Y6d2B — Katharine Viner (@KathViner) January 11, 2019 Readers of the UK’s The Guardian newspaper may have noticed something a little different when they received last weekend’s edition.

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December 17, 2018

Superstores in Australia Reduced Plastic Bag Use by 80 Percent in Only 3 Months

Australia has just proven that it doesn’t necessarily take sweeping changes in legislation to get people to cut down on their plastic consumption. The country has cut its plastic bag use by 80 percent over the course of three months thanks to sweeping measures instituted by major national retailers. Since July, two of Australia’s largest supermarket chains—Coles and Woolworths—have implemented a nationwide ban on free lightweight plastic grocery bags. Australia’s National Retail Association (NRA)

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November 2, 2018

Interview: Melting Greenland Ice Sheet Captured in Ominous Aerial Photos

Aerial photographer Tom Hegen has dedicated his career to exposing how man has shaped the environment, and not always for the best. From engineered salt ponds to industrial tulip fields, these habitats are at once beautiful and frightening when one reflects on the consequences. It’s these consequences that are the focus of Hegen’s new series, titled two°celsius, which sees him taking flight over the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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October 14, 2018

Vespa Announces Price of Electric Scooter and Starts Pre-Orders

Two years ago, Piaggio debuted a sleek, modern electric Vespa at EICMA in Milan and now they’re ready to take orders. The Vespa Elettrica has drawn a lot of attention, with promises of a smooth, silent ride and smart features that make it an environmentally friendly, technological way to motor around town. Currently, pre-orders are available in Europe, with an estimated ship date of late this year.

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