Cobalt is an element required for production of tech products, found most abundantly in the DRC. Much of the mining there is performed in unregulated mines, where child labour is common and disease and injury are rife.
I have been struggling with a question for couple of months now: how to motivate people when there is no return on investment? So, what do I mean by this and why is this important? This is how I see the future of our planet with regards to climate change(1). There are two obvious outcomes, we (humans) … Continue reading Lick your teeth and recycle: The power of Habit and climate change.
As Geoffrey West recently said in a very interesting seminar at University of Reading, "the fate of the planet is now entwined in the fate of our cities".
Here I would like to analyse to what extend I may have been unfair in my hasty declaration of an 'independent' UK as a newly unhinged polluter, earning a swift return of the nickname 'the dirty man of Europe'.
Something which is not always realised is that the Zero Waste movement is about much more than recycling. Recycling is actually near the bottom of the hierarchy.