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Sustainability News 11th September

The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 11th September 2020.

Top stories:

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction
First International Day of Clean Air
A law to ban facial recognition
Instagram builds it’s equity and inclusion


Sustainability Illustrated

Company News:

Apple Invests in Constructing World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbines
Absolut Rolls Out 2,000 Paper Bottle Prototypes
Uber Commits to Become a Fully Zero-Emission Platform by 2040
McDonald’s Begins Testing Reusable Cups for Hot Beverages
L’Oreal launches make-up recycling across UK shops

Sustainable Technology News:

Recycling Technology that Turns Plastic into Feedstock
Bond Pet Foods develops slaughter-free chicken for sustainable pet food
Vegan leather made from mushrooms
Illegal devices that bypass vehicle emissions controls spread across US

Environmental Sustainability News:

2020 set another record for being awful: the most acres burned in California
The smooth handfish is declared extinct
Burmese roofed turtle is rescued from extinction
Study shows denim microfibers are polluting our waters
30 new marine species found in Galapagos’ deep seas

Action Alley:

Wash your car with a bucket and sponge – Jet washing/car washes use between 100 & 200 litres of water. A sponge and bucket use 10x less than this.

Fact or Fake?

  1. Jeans that have been unwashed for 12 months contain the same amount of bacteria as those washed regularly
  2. The name “Denim” originates from the French city of Nimes or “De Nimes”
  3. Levi Strauss wore a pair of his own jeans everyday
  4. The river in Xintag, China was blue because of all the jeans that are made there.

And finally:

Man makes friends with an octopus


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