Why We Need to Stop Engaging in Global Mass Consumerism By Bronagh Loughlin Our consumption has a huge impact on the health of our planet. If everyone in the world lived like Western consumers, we would require 5 planets to support us, according to The World Counts.   While it is a positive point that people are able to enjoy the benefits of purchasing goods and services beyond their basic requirements, there is a big downside
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Consuming Less is a Sustainability Strategy We Can All Adopt By Bronagh Loughlin We are enticed daily to purchase and consume products, from the ads we see on our television screens to the ads in magazines, on billboards and much more. We enjoy buying new things because it gives us a brief feeling of happiness, however, it is exactly that, brief.   The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming how we travel, work, speak to one another and
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COVID-19 Has Highlighted the Important Role of Community in Our Lives By Bronagh Loughlin  The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our lives. We went from being able to go out and socialise, go to our jobs, travel the globe and much more. While the pandemic has been a challenging time for many people with the restrictions and saddening deaths, some interesting consumer trends have come out of it.  Before, we shopped from all parts of
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Could Food Technology Replace the Use of Animal Meat & Products?  By Bronagh Loughlin With livestock production being responsible for roughly 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as claimed by the Worldwatch Institute, it is no surprise that forward-thinking entrepreneurs are boldly reimagining the way food is made.  Founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, Pat Brown said at Web Summit, “it’s game over for the meat industry – they just don’t realise it yet,”.
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Air Pollution, Clean up our Skies By Bronagh Loughlin When most of us go for a stroll outside or hop on the bus for our daily commute into the office with the window rolled down, we rarely think about the air we are breathing in.   Air pollution is currently the biggest environmental risk for early death and is responsible for as many as 5 million premature deaths each year from strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and
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Restoring Nature and Biodiversity Loss Starts with Human Beings By Bronagh Loughlin  The planet’s biodiversity is under threat and the primary culprit is human beings, the ones who depend on it the most. Slowing biodiversity loss is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. However, since we play a big part in creating the problem, it’s become crucial for us to shift our mindsets to become part of the solution.  The term biodiversity is used to describe
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Recycled Plastics Are Not the Solution to Sustainable Products By Bronagh Loughlin  The concept of transforming plastic bottles into fabrics and objects is not new. Since the 1990s, brands have been converting recycled plastics into clothing and other such items. However, only now is the trendy recycled PET getting some spotlight and there has been a lot of talk about how it is a sustainable alternative to polyester.   It began with the likes of G-Star
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Why Recycled PET Will Not Make Your Brand More Sustainable By Bronagh Loughlin In recent years, fast fashion has come under fire for its impact on the environment, its use of low-quality materials and its poor treatment of factory workers. As more and more people become increasingly conscious of what they are buying, in particular, when it comes to clothing, fast fashion brands are looking for ways to improve.  One way many fast fashion houses
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Our Food Choices Can Make a Difference to the Health of our Planet By Bronagh Loughlin As people become increasingly curious of food trends and more eco-conscious, we are seeing a surge in plant-based food diets. From supermarkets advertising new plant-based frozen food ranges to fast food restaurants releasing plant-based burgers and influencers posting their plant-based dishes across their feeds, these kinds of diets are becoming rather popular.  For those who do not know, a
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Why We need to Create Sustainable Aviation & Ways to do so​ By Bronagh Loughlin Environmental concerns about gaseous emissions, climate change and noise are becoming an increasingly important economic, social and political issue for aviation. Tackling the environment issue is the latest major challenge facing global aviation.   While aviation represents just 2% of global CO2 emissions, air transport generates 0.6 billion tonnes of CO2 per year. If we are to create a more sustainable
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Sustainable Shipping: How do we Shape the Future of Shipping? By Bronagh Loughlin  Overseas shipping is the most popular method of transporting materials and goods internationally. In the UK, 90% of what the country consumes has been imported from other countries. This is not just referring to consumer goods but also to dry bulk goods from timber to grain and coal for power stations.   Unfortunately, while shipping is an efficient form of transport, it has
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Make Tourism More Sustainable The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents an Opportunity to Make Tourism More Sustainable  By Bronagh Loughlin The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a halt in the tourism industry with hotels and restaurants not being allowed to operate indoor dining and airports and planes being forced to stop operating. This presents an excellent opportunity for us to take this time that the tourism industry is not operating
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