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UK supermarket promises to go plastic-free by 2023

The fact that Iceland specializes in frozen food has not daunted its directors, who say they’ll switch to recyclable paper and pulp trays.

Startup is using heat generated from Bitcoin mining to grow food and fish

Merging energy-intensive Bitcoin mining with aquaculture, this project is experimenting with how technology might be used to develop better food systems.

European Union pledges to fight plastic pollution

But its strategy would be far more effective if it focused on reusables, not recycling.

Does Yosemite need a Starbucks?

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition asking that a new Starbucks be stopped from opening in the national park.

New York City’s Mayor de Blasio to divest from big oil and sue the companies

Changes closer to home would be nice too.

China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade.

Scotland bans plastic-handled cotton buds

The ban on buds (swabs) is expected to reduce Scotland’s marine plastic pollution by 50 percent.

Microbead bans come into effect in UK and Canada

There’s much work still to be done. But this is an important step for our oceans.

German politicians fear 2020 climate goals are unreachable, but won’t give up

Because they started setting aggressive goals early, it still leaves Germany ahead of schedule on Paris Climate Agreement commitments

Fun fact: Environmentalism is good politics, for The Right too

If only the hardcore base would get out of the way…