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  • London will become the world’s first national park city
    by Gavin Haines on April 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    The status will become a reality by 2019, say those behind an ambitious plan to connect city-dwellers to nature and make London a world leader in biodiversity The post London will become the world’s first national park city appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Bringing up a nation: New Zealand’s prime minister on combining family and career
    by Lucy Purdy on April 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    She’s having a baby with a man she’s not married to, and he’s going to stay at home while she runs the country. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern tells Positive News how she hopes to make New Zealand the best place in the world to have a child The post Bringing up a nation: New Zealand’s prime minister on combining family and career appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • The plastic surgery: 10 ways bodies and brands are taking action
    by Lucy Purdy on April 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    From national and global organisations to shops, brands and even a band – awareness is growing that plastic is not fantastic. We round up 10 that are taking action The post The plastic surgery: 10 ways bodies and brands are taking action appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • A glass act: the plastic-free ‘milk’ delivery service
    by Lucy Purdy on April 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    We meet the 'mylk man', who delivers nut-based milks to people's doors – and whose business is strictly free from plastic bottles The post A glass act: the plastic-free ‘milk’ delivery service appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Falling in love with the outdoors: how national parks inspire awe
    by Aaron Millar on April 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Olympus, the Grand Canyon, Uluru and the Serengeti: national parks are home to many of the wonders of our natural world. Aaron Millar explores their importance in conservation and how these protected spaces encourage us to feel environmental empathy The post Falling in love with the outdoors: how national parks inspire awe appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Packaging with principles: the compostable plastic bag
    by Lucy Purdy on April 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Surfer and inventor Kevin Kamala founded his social enterprise in response to the alarming amount of plastic rubbish washing up on Bali's shoreline The post Packaging with principles: the compostable plastic bag appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • South Korea cuts ‘inhumanely long’ working week
    by Lucy Purdy on April 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Politicians in the country have voted to reduce the maximum weekly work hours The post South Korea cuts ‘inhumanely long’ working week appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Terror survivors unite to tackle extremism
    by Lucy Purdy on April 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Victims of terror attacks by Isis, the far right, the IRA and other groups have formed a network that aims to defeat terrorism and support those affected by atrocities The post Terror survivors unite to tackle extremism appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Lost music by Nazis’ prisoners will be performed for first time
    by Lucy Purdy on April 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The pieces, some of which have never been heard before, will be performed in Jerusalem this month The post Lost music by Nazis’ prisoners will be performed for first time appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • The surfers calling on MPs to make parliament plastic-free
    by Lucy Purdy on April 12, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Parliament is under pressure to curb its plastic consumption after a new website is launched, allowing members of the public to contact their local MP. Its aim is to discourage politicians from purchasing single-use plastics The post The surfers calling on MPs to make parliament plastic-free appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Why good people turn bad online
    by Gaia Vince on April 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Meet the scientists finding out how we can defeat our inner trolls and build more cooperative digital societies The post Why good people turn bad online appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • World’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle opens
    by Rhiannon J Davies on April 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    A supermarket in Amsterdam now features a dedicated aisle of almost 700 plastic-free, organic products – and there are plans for it to go national The post World’s first plastic-free supermarket aisle opens appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Zero heroes: the couple behind the UK’s first zero-waste shop
    by Lucy Purdy on April 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Nicola Eckersley and her husband, former professional footballer Richard Eckersley, run Earth.Food.Love, a zero-waste shop that stocks only ethical goods and where packaging is banned The post Zero heroes: the couple behind the UK’s first zero-waste shop appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • From Manchester United footballer to zero-waste shopkeeper
    by Lucy Purdy on April 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Richard Eckersley, along with his wife Nicola, runs the UK’s first dedicated zero-waste shop. Before launching Earth.Food.Love he played football for Manchester United. What prompted the career switch? The post From Manchester United footballer to zero-waste shopkeeper appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • People v plastic: new issue of Positive News magazine reports on the zero-waste pioneers
    by Lucy Purdy on April 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    The new issue of Positive News magazine, out today, features a cover story about the people who are turning around society’s addiction to plastic. Editor Lucy Purdy introduces the issue and asks: could we be moving towards plastic extinction? The post People v plastic: new issue of Positive News magazine reports on the zero-waste pioneers appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • The fair trade mark that is protecting wild plants
    by Martin Wright on April 9, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Increasing demand for wild plants – as ingredients for food, cosmetics and wellbeing and medicinal products – can put species at risk, as well as the communities that depend on them. The FairWild standard promotes the sustainable use of wild-collected ingredients The post The fair trade mark that is protecting wild plants appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Real-life stories of young people who have gone #knifefree at heart of ad campaign
    by Lucy Purdy on April 6, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Amid a stabbing ‘epidemic’ in London, a Home Office campaign aims to challenge perceptions that having knives is normal, and that carrying weapons makes young people safer The post Real-life stories of young people who have gone #knifefree at heart of ad campaign appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Canada makes national anthem gender neutral – (and Germany may follow suit)
    by Gavin Haines on April 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Canada’s senate has passed a bill making the country's national anthem gender-neutral. Germany is pondering a similar move The post Canada makes national anthem gender neutral – (and Germany may follow suit) appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Drop in plastic bags in Britain’s seas linked to 5p charge
    by Lucy Purdy on April 5, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    An estimated 30 per cent drop in the number of plastic bags littering seabeds around Britain has been connected to the introduction of charges for plastic bags across Europe The post Drop in plastic bags in Britain’s seas linked to 5p charge appeared first on Positive News. […]

  • Could we beat global warming? 5 megatrends to look out for
    by Lucy Purdy on April 4, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The news when it comes to climate change isn’t exclusively catastrophic. Quick-developing global megatrends suggest the fight is not over yet The post Could we beat global warming? 5 megatrends to look out for appeared first on Positive News. […]