Congratulations to the Brew Tea Company for their informative recycling information. But how utterly shameful that there is still no legal requirement for all food packaging to carry clear and easily understood recycling information. How are we supposed to make informed, responsible purchase decisions without this? My advice: if there is no recycling information on the packaging, don’t buy it – see below.
A recent article in The Guardian newspaper strikes a critical tone over the Chinese government’s attempt to control food waste. But according to Project Drawdown, reduction of food waste is the number one solution to reducing heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, closely followed by health and education, then plant-rich diets. Rather than criticise, perhaps we should be doing more to encourage less food waste – production, transport and consumption – ourselves.
With shops in the UK reopening today the government seems desperate to get back to business as usual. And while no one wants to see the misery of high unemployment, it’s good to be reminded about ‘the absurdity of our “real world” politics and economics’ in the face of the physical reality of climate change. So how do we build back better? This article suggests we should learn from nature.