In The News This Week

Besma Whayeb

It has been a busy week in the world of sustainability news, Besma Whayeb will tell us more…

@sustainablyinfluenced 🌎🗞️ In the headlines this week… with @Besma | Curiously Conscious #sustainabilitynews #sheincontroversy #sheincares #inthenews ♬ Breaking News

Shein’s Influencer Press Trip Gone Wrong 

Influencers recently taken on a tour of one of Shein’s manufacturing facilities in China are accused of creating propaganda for the brand. But are influencers to blame for the greenwashing, or have they been exploited just like Shein’s garment workers?

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eBay Is Vowing To Put An End To ‘Single-Use Summer’

It’s predicted that a shocking 50 million fashion items will be bought, worn once, and thrown away during this year’s summer period. Preloved marketplace eBay is making it their mission to reduce this figure by encouraging second-hand purchases and more circularity.

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A Ban On Hybrid Cars Could Come Sooner Than Planned

Despite their dual fuel function, an independent government body is recommending bringing forward the date for a ban on all cars burning fossil fuels, including hybrids. The recommendation comes alongside news that the UK is off track to meet its target for net zero by 2030.

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Tiffany & Co. Becomes First Luxury Jeweller To Receive Independent Approval On Net-Zero Emissions Target

The luxury jewellery house announces it has become the first luxury jeweller to receive approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) on its net-zero emissions target. But are targets really good enough? And why aren’t other jewellers keeping up?

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Met Office Reports Hottest June On Record

The UK’s Met Office has stated that “climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of warm weather events”, with June expected to be the hottest on record. Check out our roundup of the best reef-safe sunscreens and sustainable swimwear, and of course, continue to call for more climate action.