Plastic bags are the leading cause of death in marine life, not only is it unpleasant to look at on the streets its harmful to our environment. Plastic pollution in the ocean has gotten so bad that trace amounts of microplastic has been found in aquatic life.
Human Wrongs Watch 19 November 2020 (FAO)* — Wasted food. Polluted seas. Landfill sites full to bursting. After years of using our precious natural resources as if they were limitless, the outcomes of our behaviours are making it clear that it is time to change our ways.
Nature has a way of keeping balance and timber is one of its finest balancing tools. Growing trees absorb CO2. One cubic metre of living wood absorbs almost one tonne of CO2! The trees then break it down through photosynthesis and release oxygen into the atmosphere while storing the carbon in their wood for the life of tree.
If the wood is put to use after the tree has long died, the carbon remains stored in the timber, preventing it from being released into our atmosphere. It is only when timber begins to rot that the carbon is finally released. It is in this way that we can slow down the carbon release through prolonging the life of the timber as building materials, flooring and other wooded products.
The United States military has teamed up with Elon Musk and the company he heads, SpaceX.The goal of the tie-up is to build a rocket capable of delivering…
The European Parliament has just voted to ban single-use plastics, including straws, forks, knives, and plates. This will take effect in 2021.