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UK authorities want to reuse graves as burial space diminishes

UK authorities want to reuse graves as burial space diminishes

Laws in effect since Victorian times are causing UK funeral authorities problems as burial space runs low. Some have requested to reuse old graves and policy reviews are ongoing. Does the New Year make anyone else think of death? Just me then… okay. We apologise for such a morbid topic so early in the year, but a squeamish attitude is probably what landed us here in the first place. Cemeteries throughout England...

By London, UK
Devon Henry dismantles nearly 100 Confederate statues in America

Devon Henry dismantles nearly 100 Confederate statues in America

After white contractors refused the task of removing Confederate statues from Devon Henry’s hometown, he took matters into his own hands. This was the start of his journey towards dismantling over 70 statues commemorating America’s colonial era. In almost every city or town, you will find at least one statue honouring a prominent person, group of people, or major event. Such statues serve as a reminder of our historical past, but...

By London, UK
Cove creates biodegradable water bottles from food waste

Cove creates biodegradable water bottles from food waste

Ecologically inclined start-up Cove has released a new water bottle that appears as plastic to the naked eye – but actually is made from biodegradable food waste called PHA. It is the first of its kind, and the product is commercially available. Amid our current climate crisis, plastic waste is an epidemic all of its own. We’re on a slippery slope to having more plastic in our oceans than fish by...

By London, UK
Report reveals Amazon’s plastic use rose astronomically last year

Report reveals Amazon’s plastic use rose astronomically last year

The largest retailer on the planet ships out 7.7 billion packages annually. How it chooses to wrap these items has serious consequences for the natural world – including humans. Have you ever ordered a small item from Amazon and been shocked by the size of the parcel that arrived? You’re not the only one. Amazon is notorious for using unnecessary packaging when shipping items. According to a new report, its global...

By London, UK