By Katy Greco, Deputy Editor of GLOBUS Simply put, when it comes to recycling, contamination is when the wrong stuff goes in the wrong bin. This typically involves people putting food waste and nonrecyclables in their household recycling bin. And it’s a massive problem. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), from 2019 to 2020,... Continue Reading →
The Rubbish System Of Our Rubbish System
by Caitlin Hoyland, GLOBUS Correspondent It is comforting to know that, according to the UK government’s records, just under half of our plastic waste is recycled, almost matching Germany, the world’s recycling champion. This means that only 0.8% of the UK’s waste can be attributed to plastic waste, an especially impressive statistic when compared to... Continue Reading →
Sustainable student living: recycling beauty products
By Amy Denton, GLOBUS Correspondent It can sometimes seem that we are being are told by society, the government and scientists that we live more sustainable lives in order to save the planet from catastrophic climate change. However, many of the supposed solutions we are pointed towards, such as buying only sustainably packaged or natural... Continue Reading →
The Circular Economy: A Solution to the Climate Crisis?
By Silia Tsigka, GLOBUS Correspondent The sustainable use of natural resources has been imperative for the continuation of human life on Earth for years now. However, climate denialism along with uneven economic development in certain countries have been obstacles to adopting more sustainable lifestyles. And yet, the clock is still ticking - we cannot afford... Continue Reading →
Sustainable Student Living: Composting
By Angelo Balagtas, GLOBUS Correspondent As a Global Sustainable Development student, I am constantly attempting to realise opportunities to become more sustainable. That, and with the onslaught of articles on the consequences of unsustainable practices, I am urged to take more steps. With the opportunity of having just moved into our new house in Leamington... Continue Reading →
‘Single-use’ and Sustainable Development
‘Single-use’ has been named Word of the Year in 2018. Why is the banning of ‘single-use’ plastics relevant to sustainable development? By James Rennie The following piece was chosen as the winning entry to the Warwick Global Sustainable Development Year 12 Essay Competition. Plastic – an essential product; one which we use every day, whether to carry... Continue Reading →
An Analysis of the Zero Waste Movement
Gwendolyn Tan presents a deconstruction of the true merits, and hidden challenges, of the zero waste movement.