Water is everywhere, but as water resources become harder to come by in some communities and more expensive nearly everywhere, people are searching for ways to cut back. The modern world brings us a multitude of ways to waste water, but some simple changes can reduce the amount you consume, making your water bill decrease and your environmental impact smaller. This article will show you 5 easy ways to reduce your water use at home from the team at The Mat Factory, an online store specialising in design mats for the bathroom and other areas of the home. Continue Reading →
‘Growing City’ is a Kickstarter project by Nick Sugihara that aims to explore the potential of urban farming to change the way people think about food in Tokyo.
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Being green and environmentally conscious doesn’t need to be difficult in the modern world in which we live. Gone are the days when the human race lived frivolously and care-free. With daily reminders in the news and ubiquitous reports on the global effects of greenhouse gases, we now live in a much more knowledgeable and environmentally aware era. Continue Reading →
If you live in or have visited Wales in the past 12 months, you’re guaranteed to have been subject to the country’s carrier bag charge at the till. For those not aware, the scheme demands retailers of all sizes charge customers at least 5p for a single-use disposable bag to place their purchases in. With the initiative designed to minimise the environmental impact of carrier bags, there is now a debate whether similar regulations ought to be introduced across England (although certain retailers, such as WH Smith, currently choose to charge for carrier bags in their stores). Continue Reading →
When we weigh the costs and benefits of a decision, we like to have all our facts on hand. That way we can tidily arrange the costs in one column and the benefits in another, and then decide which column carries more weight. But what happens when the costs of a decision won’t be experienced immediately, or when they are impossible to calculate precisely?
Decisions that have a potential environmental impact often fall into this category, since the costs are difficult to monetize and environmental degradation may not occur until many years later. In making these decisions, governments, businesses and consumers frequently choose to ignore these costs because it is more convenient to do so. Continue Reading →
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