Farmers to slash food production after worker shortage causes ‘unprecedented’ waste- Tempemail

British farmers are being forced to slash production next year because of a massive shortfall in workers that has caused an “unprecedented” amount of food to be thrown into landfill in 2021. The food supply crunch is set to come at a time when imports of produce from the EU Continue Reading

The woman who rifles through New York’s garbage – exposing the city’s excesses | Waste- Tempemail

‘The plastic containers are never-ending.’ Photograph: Ismail Ferdous/The Guardian On an ordinary street in the middle of Manhattan, Anna Sacks gets ready to rifle through the trash. But first, she takes out her phone and turns on the camera. “You can see, they’ve ripped up the RXBars,” says Sacks in Continue Reading

Ray Mears: Life is the most precious gift we have from nature – I certainly don’t want to waste it- Tempemail

He’s the TV bushcraft expert that’s travelled to some of the wildest regions of the planet, from the tropical lushness of the Amazon rainforest to the chilly wilds of the Arctic – but Ray Mears says his favourite place to ramble is still right here in Britain. “We have the Continue Reading

Amazon and Apple ‘not playing their part’ in tackling electronic waste | Technology

Global giants such as Amazon and Apple should be made responsible for helping to collect, recycle and repair their products to cut the 155,000 tonnes of electronic waste being thrown away each year in the UK, MPs say. An investigation by the environmental audit committee found the UK is lagging Continue Reading

China cracks down on ‘shameful’ food waste as craze for online overeating challenges soars- Tempemail

China’s biggest short-video and social media platforms said they will punish users seen to be wasting food in their broadcasts, cracking down on so-called “big stomach kings” as the government urges against food wastage in the middle of a pandemic. President Xi Jinping called food wastage “shameful” this week as Continue Reading

What frog are you? Inside the latest way to waste time on Instagram | US news- Tempemail

A week ago, I opened my Instagram for the 10th time – OK, 20th, we’re still in quarantine – that day to an unexpected message from my friend. Splashed across the image of what appeared to be a frog in a pink tutu standing on its hind legs was my Continue Reading

Jameela Jamil says celebrity cancel culture is ‘pointless waste of time’ amid JK Rowling criticism- Tempemail

Jameela Jamil has said cancel culture is a “pointless waste of time” and called on powerful celebrities to accept criticism. Speaking to Laura Whitmore on BBC Radio 5 Live, the Good Place star discussed her thoughts on social media, including its ability to encourage activism and how she copes with Continue Reading

$10bn of precious metals dumped each year in electronic waste, says UN | Environment

At least $10bn (£7.9bn) worth of gold, platinum and other precious metals are dumped every year in the growing mountain of electronic waste that is polluting the planet, according to a new UN report. A record 54m tonnes of “e-waste” was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years, Continue Reading

Dark Data to Waste Up to 5.8 Million Tonnes of CO2 in 2020 | Tempemail

Digitisation can be part of the solution to climate change but storing digital data that is never used can also consume an enormous amount of energy and, as a result, produce CO2 that need never have been wasted. According to South African Tech Solutions company, Veritas, an estimated 5.8 million Continue Reading

Planned obsolescence: the outrage of our electronic waste mountain | Technology

‘Imagine you showed someone a smartphone 20 years ago. You said: ‘Here’s this thing, it’s going to be awesome, and it’ll cost $1,000. But the manufacturers are going to glue the battery in, and you’re supposed to get rid of it when the battery wears out.’ You would have thought Continue Reading