Posts Tagged: pollution

My New Favourite Vegan Documentary?

Vegans sometimes get a bad name for themselves, as they are often seen as radical, preachy people, but Simon Amstell’s new feature length documentary may just change this perception. How? By delivering the hard truth, akin to the kind of things you would see in Earthlings or Cowspiracy, but in a ‘mockumentary’ style. The film,…read more

Impacts of plastics

Plastics are an almost inescapable part of modern lives, as they have so many differing uses. They are a diverse group of materials which are made from petrochemicals (Reisser et al, 2013), that are lightweight yet strong meaning they are durable and they are also relatively cheap to produce, therefore they are one of the…read more

The Issue With: Palm Oil.

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the palm fruit that is used in just about everything from cosmetics to foods, bio-fuels and even detergents. Production over the last decade has doubled, as the markets demand for the valuable asset has increased. The issue with this increased demand is that the plant is…read more

The Issue With: Plastic.

Plastic is ruining our oceans, and it is our fault. Commercially, plastic is used for everything, bags, bottles, supermarket packaging and more, meaning it is nearly inescapable. Due to this, plastic pollution is a big issue for every major water way in the world, harming sea birds, mammals and fish. Cuts, strangulation and ingestion are…read more

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