Weekly link round up #1 27th April 2018

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UK supermarkets have announced a voluntary commitment to use recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025. That’s just 7 more years of landfill getting fuller and our planet suffocating then. We’ll just carry on as usual 😉

A sperm whale washed up on the shore of Spain with 64 lbs of plastic and waste in its stomach (29kg)

Microplastics have been found in an isolated marine environment in Australia, previously thought to be ‘pristine’

and even in the Swiss mountains

 

But it’s not all bad news

Scientists have discovered a plastic-eating enzyme which could help reduce the ever-growing plastic waste mountain. Of course we still want to see a future without single-use plastic being created in the first place

Ministers have proposed a ban on plastic cotton buds and straws. These tiny things collectively contribute to a lot of litter and marine pollution so we really hope to see the end of them

We finally got around to reading this great write up on the inspirational Earth.Food.Love in Positive News and we’re even more desperate to visit their shop than we were previously

Zero Waste queen Kate Arnell made a video reviewing three online plastic-free shopping options, including us. Yes we fan-girled

 

Nottingham is getting a vegan gluten-free scoop shop this weekend when Dash Vegan open their store within the at.1 yoga studio on Triumph Road. Their launch is 28th April

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