Category «Summer 2021»

Covid-19 and Climate Change

By Gretta Dattan The global response to Covid-19 has mobilised governments, industry, and civilians in a way never before seen outside of war time. Now researchers are looking to find out what the response to Covid-19 can teach us about preparing for climate change and galvanising public support. In a recent article published in Environmental …

Seaspiracy – Movie Review

by Gretta Dattan Ali Tabrizi’s Seaspiracy depicts the environmental impact and long term consequences of continued, unfettered industrialised fishing in stark detail. The documentary was released in late March and since then it has remained solidly in the list of most watched films on Netflix – and at the top of media headlines. The huge …

Nutritional Supplements for Vegans

This article is based on a talk by Stephen Walsh, a long-serving trustee of the Vegan Society and author of Plant Based Nutrition and Health. A recording of the talk can be found on the VeganLondon YouTube channel here Dietary supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet.  The dietary recommendations used for the Global …

Landfill Mining

Bronwyn Slater asks if the emerging technology of landfill mining could eventually result in the elimination of all existing landfills – by digging them up and emptying them. Millions of landfills exist all over the world and many have now been covered over and closed as incineration becomes the preferred option for waste disposal in …

How dangerous are Microplastics?

by Bronwyn Slater Microplastics are tiny plastic particles less than five millimeters (one fifth of an inch) in diameter.  They are now ubiquitous in the environment and are found in large quantities in our oceans, land, food, water and air. They have been found in the organs of fish, human placentas, dust, rice, tea, salt, …