Weekly Wrap | 100 Scientists letter, California car ban, ‘Green’ funerals, Tiktok’s reusable toilet paper, and Dolphin bromances
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Friday, August 12th, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

100 Australian scientists and academics supercharge snail mail by penning a letter to the Labour government, demanding that we act now in the face of climate change...a real 'if not now, when' moment. It becomes even more timely as California attempts to instil a nation-wide ban on petrol-powered cars. 

Jumping across the pond, we find two UK funeral homes tried to sell "green" funeral packages only to been banned from the misleading advertising (ah greenwashing, do you know no bounds) and reusuable toilet paper almost breaks TikTok. Plus, it seems humans aren't the only ones who make use of the all too reliable 'wing-man' tactic, as research into male dolphins delivers some interesting results. 

Get the full rundown:

Scientists raise the heat on Labor over climate impacts of coal and gas (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

California approves 2035 sales ban for gas cars (via The Hill)

Several states will follow California’s lead in banning gas-powered car sales by 2035 (via The Hill)

Eco-friendly coffin claims banned by advertising watchdog (via BBC news

NetZeroCompany Reusable Toilet Paper TikTok

Male dolphins form lifelong bonds that help them find mates, research finds (via The Guardian)

We’re also following…

Berlin’s old airport is becoming a new eco-neighbourhood (Via TimeOut)


McDonalds Netherlands is turning their litter into 14K carat jewellery (via High Snobiety

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