4+ cool ideas that help you to be more sustainable

As a student at university, my main priorities are studying hard, feeling good and taking care of my health as much as I can. Some other students’ priorities as I believe are also having a part-time job to help get extra cash. So where does sustainability fit in our priorities? Personally, generating waste (especially plastic…

Thanos: He was wrong about Overpopulation (No spoilers)

(Featured Image: Ben Wallace) “With all six Stones, I could simply snap my fingers.  They would all cease to exist. I call that… mercy.” “And then what?” “I finally rest. And watch the sun rise on a grateful universe. The hardest choices require the strongest wills.” – Thanos: Infinity War Even if you have only seen…

The real price of your clothes

Fast fashion 2 Hello again! Fast fashion creates significant ethical and ecological issues which is why I decided to come back to the topic with another blog. Due to the impact of your decisions to support fast fashion, I think it is critical raising awareness about the truth behind it. But why do we buy…

Your ‘plastic’ clothes end up on your plate – here is how

Fast fashion 1 Does shopping make you happy? Do you enjoy a regular chase for good offers at Primark, H&M, Next, Zara, etc.? OMG they always have something new and cooler than yesterday! Well… you will probably want to stop buying these irresistible brands or at least you might be more mindful of what you are…

Think Smart Fashion

by Lottie Gregory Buying clothing online is officially mainstream and it shows no signs of slowing down. It has seen the rise of solely online fashion sellers such as ASOS, PrettyLittleThing and Boohoo to name a few. With these brands, there are high levels of competition providing fast-fashion for the likes of people who need…

Why don’t we do Smart-Travel?

by Lottie Gregory Travel has opened up our world for adventure, business and trade, but, it represents a significant part of our carbon footprint. Travelling to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Switzerland begs the question of how many carbon emissions were used to get people to this event, to discuss the…

Think Smart: by doing right

by Lottie Gregory The United Nations have set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) addressing the global challenges we face. In order for them to be achieved, it requires collaboration from everyone; the government, world-leaders, international organizations and society. Although, how can the average person make a genuine different to the 17 goals and 169 specific…

Want to save the world? I don’t see why

(Featured Image: Rocky Gonzales | Dribbble) Now before I get thrown into a landfill (or more optimistically, the recycle bin) there is something I have to explain. At the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD), I was talking to one of the great members of staff (as well as a performer) about personal responsibility,…

Plastic Waste Continued : Waste Export

The UN Environmental Programme reports that the global consumption of plastic has jumped twice from 55 million tons in 1950 to 110 million tons in 2010. The frightening estimates raise the question what happens with all this plastic waste. Most of it is not recycled and goes to landfills where it takes approximately 1000 years for the…