As I suggested in my previous article, Brexit could provide the UK an opportunity to diversify its economy by encouraging the widespread cultivation of hemp. One of the things that might stand in the way of this, however (notwithstanding the legal restrictions), is the high initial cost to farmers of getting production off the ground. We can’t […]
Once a cornerstone of the British empire, the UK hemp trade has suffered through decades of vilification. With brexit looming, is it time we brought it in from the cold? Hemp has a reputation of something of a miracle crop. It’s legendary versatility has been exploited by humans for millennia as a source of food, […]
Ethically minded companies are aware that being sustainable isn’t just all about environmental protection, it’s about changing perceptions of what a business can be in the 21st century. Compassionate, socially engaged companies are what consumers are demanding, companies that recognise the significant role they have to play in tackling the enormous challenges that we face […]
Massive levels of congestion continue to be the scourge of any efforts to reduce air pollution in urban areas. The sight of morning gridlock has become a common recurring image in cities all around the world, and is one of the main reasons that most are having to contend with dangerously high levels of NOx […]
Consumers are thankfully finally breaking away from the tired misconceptions that sustainable products are either a gimmick, or an expensive luxury that the average consumer can ill-afford. While it’s true that sustainable products are often priced slightly higher than average, studies have shown that this is no longer as much of a barrier as it […]
UK motorists are losing faith in diesel-powered vehicles. Is the government prepared to follow suit? On Thursday (Aug 23rd) an article appeared on The Guardian’s website that covered a poll claiming that over 50% of motorists in the UK would support a full ban on diesel-engine vehicles in urban areas. Concerns over toxic emissions from […]
Could sustainable cities hold the key to ensuring the planet’s survival?