Weekly Wrap | The LA Times x celebrity water usage, Unilever, French e-bike incentive, Fossil fuel ad ban, and Battery-caged eggs
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Friday, August 26th, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

We just cannot get enough of the celeb sustainability drama, and apparently, neither can mainstream media. The LA Times published a damning list of the top 10 water-wasting celebrities, ushering in a new wave of climate criminal labelling. 

We chat about Unilever's freshly minted B-Corp certification and what that means, France's petrol car buy-back scheme, a looming ban on fossil fuel advertising in Sydney's CBD, and chicken's finally getting some extra freedom to forage...it might just take a while. 

Let's get into it!


Get the full rundown:

Kim Kardashian, Keven Hart and Sylvester Stallone accused of drought restriction violations (via The Los Angeles Times

Prince William charity invests with bank tied to dirty fuels (Via AP)

Unilever ANZ achieves B Corp certification (via Mumbrella

On your ebike, and here’s €4,000 for it, says Macron (via The Times)

City of Sydney moves to ban fossil fuel advertising (via Eco-Business)

Battery-farmed eggs to be phased out by 2036 as Australian animal welfare reforms are brought in (via The Guardian)


We’re also following…

Aussie Cricket Captain, Steve Smith launching his own Oat Milk products

Keeping an eye on the debate to remove shark nets in Waverley council

Krissi’s read rec: The Atlantic's take on vegan diets and if they truly are as sustainable as we assume


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