Abigail Spink

Recent claims suggest that plastic recycling does little to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Instead, the infinitely recyclable nature of aluminium beverage cans could offer a promising packaging alternative, highlighting fundamental flaws in the life cycle of single-use plastic
The Chinese government aims to put a ‘social credit system’ in place by 2020; a virtual scoring platform that uses personal data to assess the behaviour and ‘trustworthiness’ of every citizen. But can 24/7 surveillance ever be a good thing, and is the growing accessibility of personal data placing the UK on a similar path?
A new green cemetery in Paris indicates the growing desire among citizens for an eco-friendly death
In a bid to boost its green credentials and make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, Nottingham is working to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2028
While the country is still reeling from the shock of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit the island nation since records began, a study by Stanford University highlights the potential of nature-based protection to minimise future damage
Scientists at the Plastic Health Summit taking place in Amsterdam are revealing groundbreaking research on micro- and nanoplastics, warning of their potentially deadly effects on human immune cells
The settlement of Hasankeyf, dating back thousands of years, will soon be lost to history as a hydroelectric power plant begins to fill its reservoir
Badger culling is on the rise again this year, with critics claiming it could completely erase the species from a number of areas across the UK
‘Abolitionist climate justice’ is an evolving movement that aims to tackle the disparate effects of climate change across race and class
India has pledged $120billion to make its cities ‘smart’. But can such technology help the country solve its most pressing urban issues?

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