Positive.News - The idea has slowly filtered into mainstream discourse, with politicians in the EU and UK introducing legislation designed to extend the lifecycle of products and make them easier to repair. Multinationals such as Ikea are also embracing the concept of a circular economy. There’s a long way to go, of course, but it’s a start. The Green Alley Award was
Positive.News - The four-day working week is poised to become a reality for employees at some firms in Spain, after the government there agreed to launch a pilot project for companies that are interested in experimenting with the idea. Details of the trial are still being fleshed out, including how many firms will be involved and how long the trial will
Study - Researchers found that the economic benefits of protecting nature-rich sites outweigh the profit potential the same sites could make by extracting resource. It suggests that even if making money – and not nature – is the priority, conserving these habitats still makes financial sense. The study, led by the University of Cambridge and the Royal Society for the Protection of
Positive.News - You want it darker?”, growled the late Leonard Cohen on the title track of his final album. To which the only conceivable answer is surely: “Er, no, you’re all right, Len, thanks for asking”. In an uncertain winter, more darkness is surely the last thing we need. Bring on the light, eh? Well, yes. Only, maybe not too literally.