Maccas is switching straws

The Golden Arches have joined the battle against single-use plastics by announcing a shift to paper straws starting in the UK and Ireland. The restaurant chain currently uses 1.8 million

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Senegal and Japan fans clean up at World Cup

It’s FIFA World Cup time again and some supporters have been celebrating victory in a unique and responsible way. Following important wins in their respective pool games, fans of both

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Plogging Reaches Byron Bay

Have you been plogging lately? Do you know what plogging is? For the uninitiated, the term comes from a mashup ‘plocka upp’ which translates from Swedish as ‘pick up’, and

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The Devastating Impact of Plastic in Our Oceans

To coincide with World Environment Day and the beat #BeatPlasticPollution campaign, Nat Geo Magazine has published some striking images of how plastic effects wildlife around the world. ‘For Animals, Plastic

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University of Queensland On Track To Be 100% Renewable

The University of Queensland has just announced the development of a $125 million solar farm to offset its electricity needs. With the proposed development, UQ will become energy neutral by

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Renewable Energy Costs Dropping Below Coal and Nuclear

One of the main arguments for the continued use of fossil fuels is the price, right? Well, a recent report from global financial advisory firm Lazard has shown that developments in wind

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Turtles Approve of World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

After purchasing a new, beachfront apartment in Versova (Mumbai), Afroz Shah was saddened by the amount of garbage covering the landscape. Along with his 84 year old neighbour Harbansh Mathurr, the two decided

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5 Sustainable Energy Trends

A lot happened in 2017 and the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) recently published a handy recap to highlight some of the key highlights in sustainable energy development. Elon Musk Gives

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What is Earth Day?

With the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, here’s a quick overview of what it’s all about: Earth Day was established in 1970, gaining traction with social activism movements including

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Portugal: Renewables Generated 104 Percent of Electricity Usage Last Month

Have you ever wondered if a country could run entirely on renewable energy? Portugal is proving it’s possible, by generating renewable energy in excess of the European country’s needs. During

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