Friday, 11 March, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…
It's a bad week to be a piece of single-use plastic as two big news stories drop spelling the end for straws everywhere. We discuss Mike Cannon-Brookes' latest AGL takeover move across the seemingly never-ending saga, and how the numbers just aren't adding up for Aussie fossil fuel facilities and their reported emissions output. Plus a judgement-free campaign that outlines just six key lifestyle changes we, yes we, can all adopt to do our bit for the environment...resulting in a huge payoff.
‘Putting our pens down’: Cannon-Brookes, Brookfield set to walk after AGL knocks back sweetened offer (via The Sydney Morning Herald)
‘Open the books’: AGL urged to re-engage bidders amid demerger doubts (via The Sydney Morning Herald)
Refresh your memory on the AGL takeover bid with our 25 February episode
A fifth of Australia's fossil fuel facilities emit more greenhouse gas than originally estimates, report says (via The Guardian)
World leaders agree to draw up ‘historic’ treaty on plastic waste (via The Guardian)
Single-use plastic ban expanded in Canberra to include major sport and music events (via ABC News)
We’re also following…
Airbus to test hydrogen-fuelled engine on A380 jet (via CNN Travel)
‘Losing resilience faster’: Drying Amazon rainforest struggling to recover (via The Sydney Morning Herald)
Check out these recommendations from our hosts:
Buy reusable garbage bags from TOMBag
Support the recovery effort in flood-affected regions by donating to the following causes:
WIRES Emergency Flood Response
Bundjalung Community Flood Relief by Koori Mail (cia GoFundMe)
The NSW and QLD State Emergency Services
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