Environment & Sustainability Article Roundup, September 2019
A roundup of articles I read in September 2019 relating to the environment and sustainability.
ANU article: Melbourne’s water supply under threat
This has me very concerned because fresh water supply is one of the least talked about environmental issues. Wildfires and over-forestation are putting the Mountain Ash trees under threat. These trees provide almost all drinking water to Melbourne, and are an important carbon store.
Bees are important
I am glad that it’s being acknowledged that bees are an important part of forming food sources for humans.
Ballarat not accepting glass for recycling
Not great at all! I would prefer to see glass reused or recycled if possible. (Actually, I’ve seen a really great use for wine and beer bottles that I’d like to share with you in an upcoming post.)
LEGO making bricks from renewable sources
Good on you LEGO! Although they aren’t using sustainable resources for all of their bricks, this is a step in the right direction. I hope other toy manufacturers are inspired by this.