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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #31

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.


It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌



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🇭🇰 Hong Kong to ban single-use plastic tableware from next April



Pieces of plastic utensils on a Hong Kong beach.

Image by GreenPeace



"Hong Kong will ban disposable plastic tableware from next April, as lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at making the city “plastic-free.”"

Read the full article on Hong Kong Free Press.




🇬🇧 Hull: The city set to give people the 'right to grow'


Martin King, manager of Rooted in Hull, inspects the produce

Image by BBC News


"Hull looks set to become the first UK city to give people the "right to grow" food on disused council land. Council bosses say the move would bring communities together, reduce antisocial behaviour and make places look better, as well as put quality food on dinner plates."

Read the full article on BBC News.




🇪🇺 EU to crack down further on microplastics after glitter ban


Plastics are melted down and reformed into everyday products but leak into the environment at every stage of the supply chain.

Image via Susanne Fritzsche/Alamy


"The EU has announced further plans to crack down on microplastics after its ban on glitter came into force. The proposal, which tackles tiny pellets used in nearly all plastic products, aims to cut plastic pellet pollution by 74% by the end of the decade. Overall, it would lead to a 7% reduction in Europe’s microplastic pollution, according to the European Commission."

Read the full article in The Guardian.




🥩 UK meat consumption at lowest level since records began, data reveals


UK consumption of carcass meet including beef, pork and lamb fell by 26% and chicken and other meat products by 11%.

Image via The Guardian (Aaron Chown/PA)


"People in the UK consumed less meat last year than at any point since records began in the 1970s, in a trend driven by the cost of living crisis, the continued impact of Covid and broader lifestyle changes."

Read the full article in The Guardian.




🇳🇱 Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco haven


Redonda is Antigua and Barbuda's lesser known third island

Image via BBC News (Shanna Challenger)


"Fast forward five years and uninhabited Redonda's once barren terrain is today a fertile eco haven, teeming with fresh new vegetation while populations of birds and endemic lizards have soared."

Read the full article on BBC News.





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