Sustainable Development has three interconnected pillars: environmental, economic, and social. The environmental pillar is related to ecosystem protection, conservation of natural resources, and minimizing environmental damage. The economic pillar is related to the development of profitable solutions and enabling growth. The social pillar is related to human rights, equity, and equal opportunity for people of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, and nations of origin. Each pillar is fundamental in creating a more sustainable future, however, in recycling, most of the discussion around program improvement remains in the environmental and economic sectors, not the social.
Palm oil is often associated with tropical deforestation above all else. However, this is only one side of the story, as agricultural scientists from the University of Göttingen and the IPB University Bogor (Indonesia) show in a new study.
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As summer rolls around, people start to incorporate more linen pieces into their outfits. This feels like a great opportunity to talk about how awesome linen is and why you should be opting for it more! Linen is the oldest textile around, so it’s not surprising that it’s also one of the more sustainable textiles available today. The fabric is made from the flax plant (yes, like the seed) and has a rich and interesting history. Flax isn’t just what we sprinkle on top of our oatmeal, it’s also one of the first plant fibers used by humans. The plant stalks have been fermented, dried, crushed, and beaten into a fiber for thousands and thousands of years. Although we have a plethora of great textile options today, the invention and widespread use of linen throughout history was an incredibly big step in humanity’s development.
As the first peer-to-peer rental site founded in the UK, the HURR Collective, which launched in 2019, is hoping that it will benefit from first mover advantage while the clothing rental market hots up around the world. Retail Insider recently spoke to its chief product officer Ollie McQuitty about how the company saw an opportunity in the circular economy to be both sustainable and profitable. McQuitty explains that co-founders Victoria Prew and Matthew Geleta saw a chance for women to have an unlimited wardrobe accessed online making both environmental and economic sense.
Welcome to our guide to sustainable living in Richmond. We aim to highlight local businesses and organisations who can help you to do everything from reducing waste, eating better and being energy efficient to travelling more actively and volunteering. We also include links to other websites that offer more general advice.