World’s Consumption of Materials Hits Record 100bn Tonnes a Year

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees. The report’s authors warn that treating the …

IKEA Opens the Door for Furniture Rental Service

IKEA is to start leasing furniture as part of a more sustainable business model for the future. The Swedish brand has announced it is launching trials in Switzerland this month to test out new subscription services for everything from office chairs to kitchen cabinets. New wardrobes and kitchen cupboards are …

Is Your Popcorn Laced With Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

No one should be exposed to toxic chemicals in their food, particularly children. But that’s exactly what the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found in tests of microwave popcorn bags sold in Dollar Stores. These stores are frequented by communities of color and millions of poor Americans. In fact, every …