9 reasons to be positive about the plastic crisis

I want to help you feel good about the environment.

First of all, let’s be honest. There is a plastic crisis. When you’re on an idyllic remote island no one even lives on and you can’t move for plastic rubbish. This is Henderson Island.

 

turtle tangled up in nylon fishing net

My second point: wild animals digesting plastic or getting tangled up in it. So we all agree there’s a crisis?

But … I also found it surprisingly easy to find good news about the plastic crisis.

So here’s the good news. Continue reading “9 reasons to be positive about the plastic crisis”

Electric cars – why the doomsayers were wrong

The Tesla Roadster. Did I covet one? Yes

Today I’m going to talk about two “bugbears” of environmental campaigners, plastic & motor cars.

1. Plastic
Beauty product retailer Lush take back their plastic gift vouchers and melt them down to make other goods.

They maybe only take a few pounds of plastic a year. But the point is, they are leading the way. In commercial terms it’s great PR. Get a few more to follow – maybe Marks & Spencer in the UK or Walmart – and you’ve got a worldwide movement. Change happens. Continue reading “Electric cars – why the doomsayers were wrong”

9 reasons I’m getting all my stuff from Lush now

 

Lush something in biodegradable cello

We live in a commercial world. Very. Environmentalists and just about every other campaigner keeps telling me. So when I read about trendy companies like Lush, hear about them from all my female friends, pass by their store in my local town, I’m going to be a bit sceptical.

This is because we also have this thing called greenwashing. Greenwashing is where commercial concerns try to make out they care more than they actually do by spending loads of money they could be spending on actually caring more on caring less and making it look like they care more. Really, they couldn’t care less and I care about that, although I’m sure they also couldn’t care less that I care more. Continue reading “9 reasons I’m getting all my stuff from Lush now”