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The Sustainable Futures Report


 

 

Welcome to the Sustainable Futures Report, a weekly podcast on all things sustainable. You can find the text with links to sources at http://www.sustainablefutures.report . Show your support at patreon.com/sfr

 

Apr 21, 2017

In brief, 

  • they want more drinking fountains in London so we don't have to throw away so many plastic bottles. 
  • Someone's come up with a plastic container that you can eat. I wonder what you wrap it in. 
  • Should you be entitled to a doggy bag in Scotland? 
  • Your clothes are probably polluting the oceans, but some people have the balls to solve this problem. 
  • Plastic Planet is a pressure group seeking to banish plastic from the planet, or a lot of it anyway. They are targeting supermarkets. 
  • The Local Government Association is targeting chewing gum manufacturers.
  • Let’s aim for Zero Waste to Landfill. The Carbon Trust has a document that tells us how.

On the energy front, 

  • there’s trouble at Drax and 
  • there’s a new renewables project in the wind on the Outer Hebrides.

Scientists have discovered a material which absorbs CO2. Good news, maybe, for Al Gore who launches An Inconvenient Sequel in July. Finally, a word from a concerned citizen, writing to my local paper.