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Major retailers are ditching glitter this Christmas

Major retailers are ditching glitter this Christmas

In response to recent findings that biodegradable glitter is actually no better for the environment than traditional plastic options, major retailers are removing it from their products this festive season. Major British retailers have announced they’re committed to banning glitter from their own-brand festive products this Christmas. The move is part...

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Plastic pollution is a fight we can win if we act now

Plastic pollution is a fight we can win if we act now

We waited too long to stop CO2 from taking over our atmosphere, and now we’re in danger of waiting too long to turn off the plastic tap. A billion more tons of plastic are set to blanket the earth by 2040. In the next two decades alone, 710 million tons will enter our waterways and cover our land based only on what we’ve already thrown away. Plastic takes over...

By London, UK
Air pollution will kill more people this year than coronavirus

Air pollution will kill more people this year than coronavirus

The World Health organisation stand firm on their stance that air pollution is the greatest environmental risk to health today. As the world suffers through a respiratory pandemic, the need to breathe clean air has never been more apparent. But, with the World Health Organisation estimating that 9 out of every 10 of us live in zones where the air exceeds guideline limits of pollutants, breathable air is becoming...

By London, UK
Why we shouldn’t celebrate China’s carbon pledge just yet

Why we shouldn’t celebrate China’s carbon pledge just yet

China has promised that it will begin lowering emissions by 2030 and will be carbon neutral by 2060, but is it all just political posturing? Xi Jinping has stated that China will aim to be completely carbon neutral by 2060 in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York. He also pledged that the country would hit peak emissions by 2030 at the very latest and called for...

By London, UK
Animal farming: a bigger EU climate crisis than automobiles

Animal farming: a bigger EU climate crisis than automobiles

The rearing of livestock for meat and dairy is producing more total emissions right now than all vehicles on the road in the EU, according to new reports. At Thred we’re constantly highlighting food reform as a key part of the fight to keep global temperatures from rising 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. With the potential to mitigate 20 percent of the global emission reduction needed by 2050, policy makers...

By London, UK