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Micro-plastics are a MACRO problem

What are micro-plastics? As we know, plastic takes hundreds of years to break down. It is rather crazy to think that every plastic toothbrush that we have had since we were children, still exists somewhere in the world. How to spot micro-plastics? Well, officially they are defined as plastics less than five millimetres (0.2 inches) …

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Fast fashion & waste – how bad is it?

Firstly, lets define fast fashion: “Inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.” (Dictionary online definition) Every year, we collectively purchase around 80 billion pieces of new clothing globally. A McKinsey and Company study found that fashion consumption increased by 60% between 2000 and 2014 alone. These statistics are staggering. This does not include production, …