Category Archives: 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Plastic pollution in Nigeria: whose job is it to clean up the mess?
Kehinde Allen-Taylor, Technical University Braunschweig Take a walk or drive through the streets of most Nigerian cities, and you will see plastic waste everywhere. The country’s rivers, lakes and ocean are also full of discarded plastic. Nigeria is estimated to generate about 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. Plastic accounts for 15% of theContinue reading “Plastic pollution in Nigeria: whose job is it to clean up the mess?”
Can Decentralized Composting be a Solution to India’s Waste Crisis?
“The dump killed my son,” Rammurti said.
‘Coalition of the willing’ to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems
Ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet is among the goals of a UN-backed initiative launched on Friday in line with efforts to transform food systems globally.
Five things you should know about disposable masks and plastic pollution
The fight against plastic pollution is being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as the use of disposable masks, gloves and other protective equipment soars, but UN agencies and partners insist that, if effective measures are put into place, the amount of plastics discarded every year can be significantly cut, or even eliminated.
Nations sign up to end global scourge of plastic pollution
Heads of State, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations, endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on Wednesday to end plastic pollution, and forge an international legally binding agreement, by the end of 2024.
Low-technology: why sustainability doesn’t have to depend on high-tech solutions
It’s a popular idea that the path to sustainability lies in high-tech solutions. By making everyday items like cars electric, and installing smart systems to monitor and reduce energy use, it seems we’ll still be able to enjoy the comforts to which we’ve become accustomed while doing our bit for the planet – a state known as “green growth”.
Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist’s buying guide
If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you make an informed and environment-friendly choice?
Sweden’s flight-free movement: how views about holiday air travel are changing
Train journeys have been embraced as climate-friendly travel. Michael715/Shutterstock November 30, 2021 10.45am GMT Sara Ullström, Lund University and Kimberly Nicholas, Lund University Air travel is often presented as desirable, despite its high environmental cost. In Sweden, however, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016, and has started to change the way travelContinue reading “Sweden’s flight-free movement: how views about holiday air travel are changing”
Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action
Plastic waste of all shapes and sizes permeates the world’s oceans. It shows up on beaches, in fish and even in Arctic sea ice. And a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine makes clear that the U.S. is a big part of the problem.