Tires are easy to remold, easy to transport, and easy to install because they are extremely light – as well as being easy to maintain, which makes them durable too. 300 billion. The number of tires produced annually worldwide. And potentially as many that have to be recycled. Since 2003, a European directive has banned sending them to landfill with the specific aim of transforming them for other uses.
To mark the launch of the long-awaited EURO 2020 tournament, Food Active and the Children’s Food Campaign have teamed up with a new survey to hear what parents think about the marketing of less healthy food and drink through sport. As EURO 2020 finally kicks off on 11 June, so has a massive sponsorship campaign with Coca Cola. A Summer of Sport-themed junk food promotions are popping up everywhere, and that’s no Pringoooals joke. Whether it’s Salt and Lineker flavour Walkers’ crisps at the UEFA Champions League or Peter Crouch sitting on a Just Eat delivery bike, McDonalds adverts splashed across the Olympic swimming and tracks, or cricket teams dressed as KP Snack packets for England Cricket Board’s new family-friendly tournament The Hundred, the race to use sport to sell us more unhealthy food is definitely on.
LEAP’s partner Bridge International Academies reports that it is on target to achieve significant economies of scale and its schools will operate sustainably at scale.
Plastic bans are increasing around the world, a necessary step to save our environment, writes Sarah King of Greenpeace Canada. Angela Logomasini of the Competitive Enterprise Institute argues that, although well meaning, such bans create more problem than they solve.
Seafarers face multiple risks to their health and wellbeing, which can affect safety, performance, and livelihoods. According to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) 2019 annual overview of maritime casualties and incidents study, 66% of incidents are caused by “human factors”, with crew fatigue and lack of situational awareness being major contributing causes. Integrated with the SAFEVUE.ai(1) platform, the SOL-X ATEX Certified SmartWatch transforms operations by extending safety and health intelligence to the edge. It enables connected wellbeing programs, provides real time(2) visibility to front line crew operations, and enhances crew situational awareness vessel wide. The SOL-X SmartWatch is ATEX Zone 1 Certified for use in hazardous environments.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 launched in early July finds growing food insecurity, deterioration of the natural environment, and persistent inequalities remain. Now, due to Covid-19, the world is facing unprecedented challenges.
Our current situation means our focus should be (and is) on meeting immediate needs. And this may continue for a while. However, we should not lose sight of our long-term ambitions.