European cities are starting to make headway in green technological initiatives and are transforming urban spaces to reduce carbon emissions. But which cities are making a difference and what are they doing to make mobility greener?
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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will be cut to almost zero by 2050, under the terms of a new government plan to tackle climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs.
When Katharine Hamnett created her now famous slogan T-shirts in 1983 – emblazoned in block capitals with phrases like “Choose Life” and “Save the World” – she hoped they would be imitated widely. “The messages were the things that were designed to be copied, not just the typeface for fuck’s sake,” Hamnett, 71, tells Vogue from her east London studio.
An innovative project will see electricity from non-recyclable waste power a £65m plastic recycling plant in Bristol. Pennon Group, parent company of Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, announced the project last week which will be built next to their existing facility at Avonmouth. I
Chanel is investing in sustainability with an eco-minded startup. The luxury fashion behemoth has taken a minority stake in Boston-based Evolved by Nature, according to multiple reports. The green chemistry company has come up with a way to use liquid silk in the creation of high-performing textiles
Let’s kick this off with a frankly horrific fact: 8 million tonnes of plastic are being dumped in the ocean every year. Clearly, if there’s ever been a time to get serious when it comes to sustainable living, it’s now.