The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 14th October 2020.
01:05 – Prince William and Sir David Attenborough join forces on ‘Earthshot’ prize
34:18 – Ikea to buy back used furniture in recycling push
36:30 – Mark Carney says banks should link executive pay to Paris climate goals
38:49 – Does Signing an Online Petition Actually Achieve Anything?
06:04 – Cook Kindness Fund which runs from end of October through to December is looking to give 100,000 free meals to vulnerable, disadvantaged or underserved communities.
08:52 – New Swedish grocery to price goods based on carbon footprint
10:48 – JPMorgan Chase Adopts Financing Commitment Aligned with the Paris Agreement
12:58 – Exxon’s leaked documents reveal devastating pollution plan
14:25 – Accenture Sets 3 New Sustainability Goals, Will Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2025
Sustainable Technology News:
16:48 – Europe’s Largest EV Charging Park Includes 100% Green Power & Two Battery Storage Systems
18:28 – Aussies urged to avoid cheap ‘landfill solar’
19:58 – Seagull brings down drone over Stranraer Academy
Environmental Sustainability News:
21:50 – Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah
23:14 – Preparing COVID-19 vaccine could kill half a million sharks
25:04 – California governor issues executive order to conserve 30% of state land by 2030
26:16 – Israel plans to enact a countrywide fur ban
27:30 – Many employees are tired of working from home: 70% want to return to the office, according to a new survey
29:35 – International E-Waste Day – 14 October 2020
31:18 – Boil only the water you need
- Do you need to boil as much in the kettle?
- Is there too much water in that pan on the hob?
- Do you need those extra minutes in the electric shower?
- Do you even need hot water or will cold suffice?
41:48 – Listener Feedback
Fact or Fake?
45:41 – Waste and recycling themed
- The aluminium drinks can is the world’s most recycled packaging container
- Containers made from recycled glass are almost the same quality as those made from new raw materials.
- The average person living in the UK uses around 200kg of paper every year
- In less than 2 hours the UK produces enough waste to fill Wembley Stadium.
Thanks for listening to this weeks sustainability news.