Muneera Abdullah explores the life of plastic, after disposal. In our ‘out of sight, out of mind’ culture, she lifts the lid on plastic pollution, illegal recycling facilities and landfill, finding that recycling shouldn’t be our first line of defence but our last.
It says a lot about our current lifestyle that my housemates and I were excited to take a trip to the new (ish) sustainable Asda, but then I guess that’s just the nature of lockdown. The Leeds trial store is the only one in the UK, designed to help shoppers reduce, reuse and recycle with ease.
Covid-19 has impacted far more than the healthcare system… it’s launched a direct attack on the ecosystem.
Since 2008, Leeds University Union was the first union in the UK to ban the sale of water in the Union’s shops and outlets after a campus-wide referendum where 4000 students voted. However after the […]
The Welsh Government have revealed plans to ban single use plastics such as plastic straws, cotton buds and plastic cutlery. The legislation, which is still required to pass through government, aims to outlaw these single-use […]
For those of you who have had the pleasure of travelling to South East Asia – which is far more people than I anticipated before I came to university, turns out I’m not that special […]
Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists, and now it’s being found in crabs in the River Thames Crabs in the river Thames have been found to have massive amounts of plastic crammed […]
In 2018-19, an estimated 132,600 plastic cups and bottles produced at Fruity were not recycled. New statistics discovered by The Gryphon have revealed large quantities of plastic waste produced by the weekly club night at […]
October 1st saw what has been branded as “one of the biggest marketing campaigns in Costa’s history”. Yes, I’m talking about their phenomenal free drink giveaway which granted every single customer the drink of their […]
The plastic pollution filling the world’s oceans exploded into popular conscience after the reveal of Blue Planet II, which horrified millions with its shots of vivid, deep blue seas polluted with floating plastic waste. What […]
MMorrisons have recently announced that they have banned plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables in 60 of their 491 stores, making them the first major supermarket chain in the UK to do so. The move […]
On the 22nd of April, New York became the second US state to implement a state-wide ban of disposable plastic bags, following in the footsteps of California, which put a similar ban in place in […]