The UK's bees are again at serious risk from a government which repeatedly pledges to protect them. In January 2022, just months after passing its flagship Environment Act 2021, it announced that Syngenta's Cruiser SB, a brand name for the 'banned' neonicotinoid thiamethoxam, would be permitted for use on the UK's 2022 sugar beet crop. … Continue reading UK’s bees again threatened by neonics!
If the sight of racks and racks of cheap, sparkly dresses failed to put you in the party mood this festive season, you're not alone. UK shoppers spent about £3.5bn on clothing for the 2018 party season, some on garments costing less than a G&T. Millions of these are already in landfill. Britons buy more … Continue reading Is the tide turning against fast fashion ?
Businesses are reducing their energy use and investing in renewables, not just to appease consumers or stay within government restrictions, but to boost their bottom lines.
Many large suppliers now have fairly-paid, permanent workforces in safe factories, and reputation-conscious brands, burned by decades of bad publicity, are their biggest clients. But increasing demand, particularly in the fashion sector, for ever greater speed-to-market has also led to a rise in 'mega-suppliers', huge agencies trading entirely on thousands of ephemeral working relationships with unregulated small manufacturers in the interest of fast turnaround.