Environment

20.6 Million Animals Saved By Eating Vegetarian Once a Week For a Decade, Finds New Report

A new impact analysis report highlights the substantially positive impact that eating vegetarian just one day a week has on the planet and farmed animals. The report was released by the Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS) Harvard fellow, Dr. Helen Harwatton....

UK to Create the World’s First Plastic-Free Parliament

The British Parliament has announced plans to eliminate single-use plastic from its premises starting this summer. The first action will be to ban plastic water bottles and to implement a "latte levy" on disposable coffee cups, virtually eliminating plastics from the...

Park City Mayor Wants the Sundance City to Go Vegan With Him

Andy Beerman, the Mayor of Park City, Utah, best known as home to the Sundance Film Festival, is set to take a ten-day vegan challenge and is encouraging the mountain community to join him. Beerman and his wife have reportedly been considering switching to a vegan...

Single-Use Items Make up 89% of Plastic Waste in the Ocean

A new press release by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlighted the threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. According to the organization, 89 percent of the plastic in the ocean is single-use plastic items such as plastic bags, straws, and...

Pret A Manger Eliminates All Single-Use Plastic From Stores

International grab-and-go vegan-friendly food chain, Pret A Manger, is taking measures to do its part in protecting the world's oceans by pledging to reduce its use of plastic. In a tweet earlier this week, the company wrote: "We're pledging to reduce, reuse and...

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