Newsletter – May Week 5

Sustainable Living News

Delighted it’s the end of the week, and that I finally got my new Circular Design website and social media accounts (InstagramFacebook and LinkedIN) launched. Subconsciously I always try to start something new around my birthday. I think I’m just trying to rally against the shrinking of social worlds that tends to happen as we age.

The Circular Design Institute is the face of my circular design consultancy practice and will become a single-point resource for anyone interested in developing circular design skills for clients or in their own business. If you’d like to learn more click on the link to visit the website.

Fear not, Living Lightly in Ireland isn’t ending. I’m going to run it concurrently with the Circular Design Institute, with the former continuing to focus on positive eco stories and individually action (including lobbying for better policy and business practices), with the latter more concerned with what’s business and industry are doing to support more sustainable ways of operating.

Sign up to the newsletter on the Circular Design Institute website if you’d like to stay up to date on sustainable business news.

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UK startup gives boxed wine, which has a 90% lower carbon footprint than glass, a make over 

Carbon Emissions have caused the statosphere to shrink by 400 metres and if action isn’t take it will start to adversely affect satellite operations, GPS navigation and radio communications in 2080

Well this is depressing, 10 ethical brands owned by unethical companies

Since 2010, almost 21 million km2 has been added to the world’s network of national parks and conservation areas, an area greater than the land mass of Russia.

Chemical-free sand filtration system cleans lake water for drinking in Uganda

Levis latest collection showcases sustainable hemp

There are now more lego people than real people on the planet

The Sines coal plant in Portugal has been shut down nine years ahead of schedule, reducing the country’s carbon emissions by 12%. A second and final plant is due to close in November which will make Portugal the fourth European country to eliminate coal, following in the footsteps of Belgium (2016), Austria (2020) and Sweden (2020).

Ballina making a bid to become Ireland’s greenest town

Sales of peat compost to UK gardeners to be banned from 2024 

Best sites for selling second hand clothing

Make your own Bokashi Bin

Although it’s focused on American recycling some of the key points in this video on flawed recycling systems are applicable here (Video)

Clean your washing machine the green way

Tips for making sustainable habits stick

Did you know that we have a wildlife hospital? Well we do, in Meath and they need volunteers.

The US government has declared 300,000 km² of the Pacific Ocean as critical habitat for endangered humpback whales

16 ways to conserve water in the kitchen


Till next week, in the meantime find me on on Facebook or Instagram


Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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