It has become even more apparent that millennials and Gen Z are the driving force behind the plant-based movement. They are creating a much higher demand for products that were once a very small portion of the food market. The pandemic highlight just how popular a plant-based diet is among many millennials and generation Z people are, through media and market trends. The demand for plant-based foods is expected to continue to grow even more through 2024, as gen Z and millennials continue to choose plant-based options for health, environmental, and animal welfare reasons.
Hair extensions are becoming as normal as throwing some mascara and blush on before running out of the house. It feels like you can buy them anywhere nowadays, from at your local corner shop in the form of a thin ponytail to at the beauty salon for hundreds of dollars. While synthetic hair has its issues (it’s made from plastic and cannot biodegrade), human hair isn’t any better. Where is all this hair coming from? And is it just another example of exploiting women desperate to support their families?
Paper Round are charging ahead with the first electric recycling trucks to service commercial customers in London. Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our time. The evidence is clear and there is no doubt that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activity are impacting our climate. In May 2019, the UK Government declared a climate emergency, committing the country to net zero emissions by 2050. Here in Bankside, we work hard to improve air quality for our neighbourhood and achieve our goal of a net zero by 2030. This is why we teamed up with Paper Round, to offer subsidised recycling for businesses, helping to consolidate vehicle movements and improve our environmental impact.
In an effort to identify plastic accumulation and leakage hotspots along the Ganges river, a recent project in three north Indian cities found that roughly 10%-25% of all the plastic waste generated was littered and was not routed into recycling or appropriate waste disposal channels. This litter, which is either generated in or accumulates in the different cities’ hotspots is a major source of plastic leaking into the riverine system in the area, especially during the rainy season. Much of the litter was multilayer plastic packaging, disposable bottles and cutlery, nylon sacks, and polythene bags.
One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. Although the kingdom will aim to reduce emissions within its own borders, there is no indication Saudi Arabia will slow down investments in oil and gas or relinquish sway over energy markets by moving away from the production of fossil fuels. Energy exports form the backbone of Saudi Arabia’s economy, despite efforts to diversify revenue as the world increasingly looks to transition away from reliance on fossil fuels. The country is forecast to make $150 billion in revenue this year from oil alone.