Heck, even climate scientists and activists need a beer after a week in the lab or on the street. And when they do, they may well turn to the beers below, thoroughly researched for their sustainability practices by 1 Million Women.
You can’t turn all of your old plastic bags into giant puffer-fish like the one above, so what are you going to do with your ready-to-burst cupboard full of old scrunchables? Sean Dostal of Honest Grub shares his methods for ensuring that those bits of plastic we accumulate don’t end up in a turtle’s stomach.
After Sonya Blan’s thoughtful piece on meat a couple of editions ago, we have news that a meat-free or meat-reduced diet might make you happier, as well as healthier (not to mention kinder on animals and the environment). Naturally, we also have some handy info to help you out.
Gabrielle Chariton peered into our bins and unearthed our landfills to dig up the story of packaging. Why do we use so much of it? And how can we use less?
Ashleigh Stallard is here to dispel the myth that you can’t live according to your ideals without emptying your bank account and spending every waking moment researching supply chains. Ashleigh runs the design blog Shift.
You might question whether Sonya Blan is qualified to write about meat, being vegan and all. But Sonya has a long past with meat-eating, and she wants to share what she found. Whether you’re the kind who likes strips of bacon on your veal sandwich, or you eat an organic, free-range chicken but once a fortnight, if you haven’t already – meet your meat.
Everyone wears clothes – probably even the most diehard nudists, sometimes – so whether you’re an avant-garde fashionista or a committed dag, you should know the ethical dimensions of the fabric we wear. Jess Noble is a veteran Otter writer with fashion-industry experience.
Globally, about 70% of our clothing contains cotton, and our history with cotton is a long, and often grim, tale. Even today, child labour is used to produce cotton in a number of countries. Freelance writer Ryan Murphy has some advice on making mindful clothing purchases.
Food waste is a major cause of climate change, because food production pumps out greenhouse gas emissions – gases that are emitted for no reason when food is wasted. The Youth Food Movement have come up with a novel way of fighting food waste: “cook lucks”, dinner parties using ingredients that were destined for the scrapheap. By Zo Zhou of the Youth Food Movement.