Single use plastic must be banned as a matter of urgency, a Catholic environmentalist has demanded, amid warnings over the vast amounts being dumped in oceans. The way in which plastics are produced and used must also be changed, Ellen Teague, of the Columban Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, said, warning that without such action plastic will outnumber the amount of fish in the oceans by 2050.
Fairphone, known for making “ethical, reliable, and sustainable” smartphones, has launched its latest model, the Fairphone 3+, in Europe. It arrives as the successor to the Fairphone 3 that was announced last year. The handset features a modular design that provides hassle-free at-home repairs and has been constructed with over 40% of recycled plastic.
his Special Issue will investigate how public administration and policies reacted to the COVID-19 crisis in order to sustain economic development and support businesses and organizations. Countries applied different measures to reinforce economic activity and protect public health when at the same time the effectiveness of the supporting policies is questioned. This special issue aims to boost the academic debate on public administration and policies in periods of a crisis and the same time to offer useful practical implications on how the consequences of a crisis can be mitigated.
The Irish-based ROQU Group has announced the pilot launch of Health Passport Ireland, a world-first digital platform designed to facilitate increased COVID-19 testing for businesses and the public. Engineered in Ireland, the platform combines the latest digital technologies with accurate and validated COVID-19 testing solutions, which can deliver results in as little as 15 minutes.
With the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacting global manufacturing demand and supply chains globally, there has been a considerable shift in global emissions. With such a reduction in human activity, there has been an almost 8% decrease of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2020 to their lowest level in a decade. The UN advises global emissions must be reduced to this same extent, each year, for the subsequent decade to limit global warming to 1.5˚C.
In today’s Ep 1 video I’m venturing into the Planet Zoo Australia Pack, working on a sustainable eco zoo design! Today I’m showcasing a modern louvered pavilion I’ve developed, set up with some guest facilities as a food court. The design is sympathetic to the surrounding landscape, with natural colours and reclaimed materials making this a very ecologically-sensitive build.
We have all seen images or read the worrying reports: plastic rubbish is piling up in our oceans and littering our beaches. Animals get caught in ghost nets, and micro plastics enter our food chain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whilst the key to fighting marine litter is to stop it at the source – using less, recycling more – cleaning matters as well. Together, we can turn a drop in the ocean into a wave of change.
Everlane is a sustainable fashion brand who produce their clothing in ethical factories around the world from the finest materials. They are transparent with their production process and I love the 100% natural cotton that they use in many of their t-shirts, shirts, jeans, denim, and wardrobe basics.
Pangea is a new ecological movement formed by four travelers from the USA, Argentina, Australia and Colombia that has been organizing cleanups in Bali. As part of their desire to see a world free of earth-damaging waste, they have announced a Kickstarter campaign for their Pangea bamboo travel towel, the towel that cleans you and cleans the world.
For its energy-efficient innovations, ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) has been awarded the accolade of Most Sustainable Company in the Semiconductor Industry, 2020, by World Finance magazine. “At ON Semiconductor, our mission is to provide high-quality, energy-efficient and sustainable semiconductor solutions that enable customers to innovate while operating in an ethical and socially responsible manner,” said Bernard Gutmann, executive vice president and chief financial officer at ON Semiconductor. “As the company grows, ON Semiconductor continues to put sustainability at the heart of its business practices and operations; which are promoted by its five-year targets on environmental conservation performance at the company’s various sites.”