Now that we know most tea bags contain plastic fibres I have using loose leaf tea. However the small infuser I had was difficult to load and empty so I looked for a better design. I found this one on E-bay for about £2.50 and it is perfect! 🙂
Research into ocean fossils suggests that past temperatures of the oceans where much more stable than believed. This makes the current warm spike a disturbing anomaly with more serious implications.
25% of greenhouse gasses come from global agriculture. 28% of agricultural land produces food that is never eaten. A city of 10 million flushes away enough nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to fertalise 500,000 hectares. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
To produce 1kg of cotton can require 20,000 litres of water, as much water as may be drunk in a lifetime. Cotton farming has led to the destruction of large-scale ecosystems such as the Aral Sea in central Asia. World Wildlife Fund
Kenya has outlawed the manufacture, sale and use of plastic bags. Consequences for breaking the law can be a $40,000 dollar fine or up to four years in prison. moneyweek.com
$56 billion Australian dollars is the estimated worth of the Great Barrier Reef reflecting its’ economic, social and iconic values. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Wine makers in the UK are expected to plant 650 acres of new vines in 2017, enough for 2 million bottles! The number of vineyards in the UK has trippled since 2000. moneyweek.com
The Big Apple. Read about ecosystem services.