Latest Stories from Elliot
Thred Daily – Why are Gen Z choosing self-care over self-improvement?
#thatgirl, #goblinmode, or #feralgirlsummer, which trend are you jumping on this summer? Not sure? Why not let Sofia fill you in on the latest trends Gen Z are adopting, and how they're heralding in the unhinged era.
Burger King is rolling out reusable packaging
Fast-food chain Burger King has teamed up with reuse platform Loop to trial a range of reusable and returnable packaging to cut down on single-use waste. Friday night’s fast food indulgence is about to become a little less guilty. Five restaurants in the UK will be the first to experiment with Burger King’s new sustainable packaging system. Eco-conscious customers in Ipswich and Newmarket will be able to order a plant-based Whopper that...
Milked is a tea-spitting look at dairy’s dark reality
Now available to watch for free on environmentally-focused streaming service Waterbear, Milked offers a magnified look at New Zealand’s dairy industry and the damage it's inflicting on the country and world as a whole. Why are we still drinking cow’s milk? This is the question that Milked, a new documentary available on Waterbear, wants you to ask. Fair warning, be prepared for every conceivable pro-dairy argument to be debunked during the...
Thred Daily – Gene-editing and designer babies explained
Dressing your baby up in a Gucci bodysuit is one thing, but deciding their eye colour before birth is another. Jess gives us a rundown of the scientific breakthroughs and potential benefits of gene-editing, as well as guiding us through the moral minefield of designer babies. Don't' forget to let us know your thoughts on the controversial topic in the comments.
Thred Talk – How blockchain can combat climate change
Most of the environmental talk surrounding blockchain, bitcoin, and NFTs is about how energy intensive and resource draining they are. But the technology could actually be a force for good in the fight against climate change. In this video Elliot explores the ways blockchain can be used to encourage sustainable action, and support industries in a world already feeling the effects of the climate crisis.
Thred Talk – The History of Recycling
With more and more headlines about how our waste is being poorly managed, Elliot decided to find out how far back humanity’s relationship with recycling goes. After watching this video you might find yourself asking… HOW HAVE WE STILL NOT GOT THE HANG OF THIS?
New exhibition sees 25 life-sized lions invade London’s South Bank
A pride of lions have made their home in Waterloo to raise awareness for animal conservation. It looks like London has a thing for lions - whether they be roaming around Regent’s Park Zoo, standing guard beneath Nelson's column, or singing on stage in the West End. Evidently the city is the perfect place for Born Free’s new outdoor exhibition, which has erected 25 bronze big cats in Millennium Green, just...
Thred Daily – The future of eco-friendly manufacturing?
Is plastic made from sperm and clothes created from human hair the answer to achieving a circular economy, or a sustainable step too far? To put it more simply... Would you drink tea from a mug made from salmon semen?
Thred Daily – Can we fuel planes with plants?
Would you fly 30,000 feet in the air on a plane powered by vegetable oil? The correct answer is yes, because it's far more sustainable than traditional fuel. But if you still need convincing, in this video Jess breaks down all the details about sustainable aviation fuels and how they could be the future of flying.
Thred Daily – Was COP26 a success?
COP26 was already being called the most important climate summit of our lifetime, long before it even began. After two weeks of statistics and speeches, you'd be forgiven for coming out of the conference a little confused. Luckily the team at Thred has kept a close eye on proceeding and ready to give a rundown of the summit.