The Australian Greens have pledged to legalise marijuana, wipe student debt, make childcare free and ban petrol cars in an ambitious election agenda. But the audacious plan – which would cost billions and change Australia as we know it – is mostly pie in the sky with the party only holding one seat in the House of Representatives. In the latest Newspoll ahead of the May election the Greens have a primary vote of 10 per cent which is the same as their 2019 result. Last week the Greens announced they would spend at least $66billion of taxpayers’ money to wipe all student debt and leader Adam Bandt is set to announce more big-spending plans in the coming weeks.
This is the fourth article in a six-part series on the application of Meléndez’s Pyramid for Favela Upgrading to the city of Rio de Janeiro and its favelas. This pyramidal concept was conceived by the author of this series as a proposed methodology to achieve more coherent and sustainable results…
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast returns, and just in time to reflect on new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ti discuss Earth Overshoot Day and interview packaging experts at Kimberly-Clark and Mondi on plastic phase-outs.
It’s not just the coffee bean that is contributing to sustainability – it’s the husk too. And this is the case for Australian-based reusable coffee cup company Huskee. Deborah Williams finds out more.
If you are one of Amazon’s 100 million+ customers you have probably received your fair share of unnecessary plastic packaging from the ecommerce giant. From polystyrene packing peanuts to non-recyclable bubble wrap to plastic-wrapped pouches of air, nearly every Amazon order arrives buried in heaps of wasteful single-use plastic packaging.