human rights media miscellaneous

Things we learned this week

The Daily Mail, having campaigned to ban plastic bags and promote energy-saving light bulbs, has now decided to ‘save the light bulb‘. Incandescent (non-energy saving) bulbs are due to be phased out across the EU by 2016. Apparently we are being “robbed of our right to buy traditional light bulbs”, in what may be the most ridiculous invocation of human rights that I have ever heard.

The albedo movement gathers pace with an article in the Guardian this week. Get that white paint out. And it’s not just buildings either, since some agricultural crops are more reflective than others.

According to this blog, “More than 20,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of aluminum foil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.”

And on the topic of confectionery, Make Wealth History was in Trend Magazine this week. Apparently organic chewing gum is going to be a thing.

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