Weekly Wrap | Taylor Swift, Amazon, UN human rights, Coffee cup ban, Koala/Rollercoaster fun, Great Barrier Reef
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Friday, August 5, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

We don’t know about you, but Taylor Swift’s feeling CO2. Amazon’s new emissions blow-out, the UN makes a sweeping declaration , koala’s hop aboard a rollercoaster ride for the worse, WA kicks coffee cups to the curb, and the Great Barrier Reef fights back. 


Get the full rundown:

Taylor Swift clarifies she wasn’t even on most of those 170+ trips her private jet took this year (via AV Club

Just Plane Wrong: Celebs with the Worst Private Jet CO2 Emissions (via Yard)

Amazon emissions increased 18% last year as Covid drove online shopping surge (via CNBC)

In historic move, UN declares healthy environment a human right (via Un Environment Programme)

Western Australia’s Plan for Plastics (via WA Government)

Queensland koala funding diverted to rollercoaster could be much better spent, experts day (via The Guardian)

Highest coral cover in central, northern Reef in 36 years (via AIMS)

Greens will vote in favour of Labor’s climate bill, Adam Bandt says (via The Guardian)


We’re also following…

Get your reusable coffee cup from KeepCup, Frank Green, or Klean Kanteen

Mecca joins forces with Terracycle to eliminate beauty packaging waste


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