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Apple makes a ‘waste tsunami of gadgets that can’t be fixed’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/apple-makes-a-waste-tsunami-of-iphones-and-ipads-that-cant-be-fixed-9vhjkqdp7?shareToken=6eb1d44faa317758a6bf07015619a585

#Apple & #Amazon hauled over coals for very poor record on repairability. They’re not alone. How many of us told it’s cheaper to buy new model rather than repair with a relatively minor fault?

Fishermen cut bills off endangered birds

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fishermen-cut-bills-off-endangered-albatrosses-633v3dh3m?shareToken=cdf21fe7b03e18e15a07cf663d2ef3ec

Another sickening example of man’s #exploitation of #wildlife . #Fishermen cutting the bills off #seagulls to save time.

I love moss. Remember seeing some really spectacular ones in Arthur’s pass in NZ. Why would anyone want to remove moss from their lawns? https://www.instagram.com/p/CHq6nYsgPhz/?igshid=zoix9zdvz5z7

Thinking, Campaigning, Writing, Speaking, Advising, Challenging, Doing, Experimenting & Learning

With nearly 35 years in the green sector, its exciting to see how sustainability is now part of mainstream thinking – and I’ve played a part in that. 

I’ve written or co-written nine environmental books, including  The Green Consumer Guide (with John Elkington)  which sold over 1m copies worldwide. In 1987 I co-founded environmental think tank, SustainAbility and since then have worked with a wide range of companies advising them on issues such as waste, recycling, packaging energy, climate change and deforestation. 

In 1992 I went to Nairobi to celebrate my election to the Global 500 Roll of Honour for outstanding environmental achievement.  That’s where I met fellow laureate Rene Haller, an inspiring man leading the way in eco-system thinking. A decade later, I co-founded the Haller Foundation, promoting sustainable living in Africa, taking Rene’s ideas into the wider community.  In 2017, my interest in this continent led me to becoming a Trustee of CHASE Africa, which promotes family planning and women’s empowerment, particularly in rural areas.

In 2020, I became a non-executive director of the Big Yellow, self storage, a FTSE 250 company and I’m chair of their board level Sustainability Committee. I hope to be able to report on some exciting developments on this front. 

I’m also on the board of Rubbish Ideas, which was co-founded by my son, Connor Bryant and his business partner Jack Schneider.  The key focus of the company, and its sister enterprise, The Rubbish Project is to provide circular economy solutions – using recycled materials, collecting waste, reducing carbon and making a positive impact on the planet. 

I work from my home in Dorset and am lucky enough to have spent most of Covid 2020 starting a wilding project.  Working with Operation Future Hope, we’ve been creating habitats for a wide variety of species from bees to barn owls – installing ponds, sowing wildflower meadows and nurturing our hedges and edges.  Lots more wilding projects to come – keep up with some of them on my blogs… 

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