Weekly Wrap | Love Island x ebay, EU solar panel mandate, Sleep, and Koala poo-sniffing dogs
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Friday, May 27, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

The venn diagram of sustainability and pop culture continues to expand! And we're totally here for it. We couldn't wait to jump on the mic and talk about the Love Island x eBay collab we never saw coming. Did someone say second hand?

We decided to give the election blabber a miss this week (as it's been everywhere, all the time) and instead hop over the pond to the EU where solar panels are set to become a legal requirement for all new buildings. But it's not all smiles and cheers as we delve into the study that's put a dampener on snoozing. As it turns out, we're losing sleep over climate change in more ways than one. 

The only thing that could lift our weary hearts and heads out of the gloom is...of course...koala poo-sniffing dogs. Yep, you read that right. Our fluffy friends are rescuing these struggling marsupials in one hell of an innovative way. Listen to find out! 

Get the full rundown:

Pre-Love Island: eBay has partnered with Love Island for the first time (and the contestants will wear secondhand too) (via Stylist)

Solar panels will become mandatory on all new EU building (via ZME Science)

Global heating is cutting sleep across the world, study finds (via The Guardian)

Detection dogs sniff out koala droppings to help save species (via news.com.au)

We’re also following…

Ancient forest found at bottom of huge sinkhole in China (via The Guardian


Check out these recommendations from our hosts:

Linen bedding from BedThreads

The Eva Cooler

The Koala pillow

Seed & Sprout reusable shopping bags

Eco Silk bags


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Hosts and producers: Ash Webb and Kristen Amiet

Executive producer: Andrew ‘Bag’ Sidwell

Producer: Luke Spano

Editing and sound mixing: Alex Smith of Make Noise

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