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Sustainability News 2nd December
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The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 2nd December 2020.

Top stories:

01:05 – US greenhouse gas emissions see historic plummet
01:05 – Greenhouse gases hit record levels despite COVID-19 lockdowns
22:05 – China gets tough on firms over single-use plastics

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07:58 Challenge update

Vevember our vegan challenge for November comes to and end and we review our thoughts.

Sustainable shopping season is here as we announce our new challenge for December. Be sure to share your sustainable shopping tips and retailers for a mention on the show. Email us or contact us across social @greenelepod.

18:36 Recommendation:

Climate Change Performance Index – Annual independant monitoring of countries climate performance since 2005.

Company News:

26:48 – Diageo to Use 100% Recycled Content in Packaging by 2030
27:40 – Hasbro Participates in The Chemical Footprint Project
29:05 – Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Will Now Use Recyclable Aluminum Cups
30:40 – Crest and Oral-B to be Packaged in Recyclable Toothpaste Tubes

Sustainable Technology News:

32:00 – Eat Just to sell lab-grown meat in Singapore after gaining world first regulatory approval
33:04 – New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled
35:23 – Can new lithium recovery technology meet EV demand?
36:20 – GoSun releases solar-powered travel mug to brew coffee or tea anywhere

Other Sustainability News:

38:52 – Plastic waste incineration skyrockets carbon emission rates
39:39 – Blue whales have ‘rediscovered’ South Georgia
40:29 – 1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland
42:07 – Barcelona to transform Eixample streets into car-free zones
43:15 – Ecocide could soon be punishable by law

43:36 – Listener Feedback

  • @ecoforlife @thesimplebug @mayee_water agreed with Attenborough quote – don’t waste anything
  • Last weeks email based fact or fake @sustain.ably_g @caramelo_delight thought is was more than 50%. @pastyman got it right as being a fact
  • We posted a map from the CCPI mniej_plastiku was disappointed to see that their country (Poland) was red – among the worst. @thesimplebug points out what many of us are thinking – we need to do better!
  • Strangely – a lot of discussion on something we discussed/posted a couple of months back asking which is more important – Seas, Trees or Bees. The majority view from folks such as @trevpunkt @the.haloeffect @peachauto @greenredeem @vegan_san @da_kyadarus @acron.marketing @seapigs7 @ecofeminine and lots of others was that it’s impossible to pick one.

47:03 Behind the scenes

48:42 Fact or Fake?

Confusing news headlines.

  1. Banning Petrol and Diesel Cars from 2030 will create 30,000 new jobs
  2. Michael Cain records safety broadcasts on ship named after David Attenborough
  3. Plastic recycling in South Korea in Crisis
  4. Chinese fishing fleets threaten Galapagos
  5. Musk to announce 100,000 mile battery

And finally:

52:31 – Sri Lanka digs trench to deter scavenging elephants

Thanks for listening to this weeks sustainability news.

If you have any stories we should be discussing get in touch @greenelepod or studio@greenelephant.show