Why We Should Celebrate the EU’s Right To Repair

Why We Should Celebrate the EU’s Right To Repair

'Manufacturers will be obliged to make appliances more easily repairable and longer-lasting as a result following a decision by national representatives,' says the European Environment Bureau.

European Environment Ministers have put together a series of rules which intend to  force manufacturers to make goods that last longer and are easier to mend.

Why Sustainability Goes Beyond Recycling

Why Sustainability Goes Beyond Recycling

Recycling is one of the pillars of sustainable living and usually the most convenient and  least time consuming option, as opposed to reducing what you consume and reusing.  It is theoretically a fantastic thing.

It simply requires sorting your trash and bringing them to the nearest recycling point.  It seems so easy, yet 91% of the world's plastics not even recycled - bearing in mind that some cannot be recycled.

Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Five Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Food waste is both an environmental and economic global issue.  Resources, like energy, water, land, labour, financial capital go into producing food however, around 1/3 - amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - of all food produced annually for human consumption gets wasted/lost. Food waste occurs at all stages of the supply chain but in 2015, 7.3 m tonnes of food went to waste in households.

Other than simply eating all of the food you buy, here are five ways for you to reduce your household food waste.

The Veganism Movement

The Veganism Movement

This movement has emerged recently and went viral amongst the youth but is not new. The philosophy of ethical vegans lies primarily in refusing to view animals as a commodity that humans can use and take advantage of freely. It is viewed as animal exploitation and cruelty. Thus, they do not just abstain from eating animal-products; they completely steer clear from using animals for any purpose, like wearing fur, leather or testing products (make up, cosmetics, etc..) on animals. Basically any activity that could harm a creature is considered against vegan ethics.