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Looking behind the pollution at Katrina Cobain’s Plastic Bag Museum

1st February 2021

Books Editor Sofia Stephens reflects on the visual and cultural significance of plastic bags. When I think about plastic bags, I think about pollution: turtles suffocated by straws, dolphins choking on carrier bags, a more realistic version of Finding Nemo where Dory is permanently disfigured by a plastic net. I do not, for instance, think ...

Edible bags saving Japan’s deer

17th December 2020

Plastics can be detrimental to wildlife, but a Japanese entrepreneur may have found a solution. Deer in Japan are held to high regard. Shinto beliefs suggest that they are messengers of the gods, and due to their religious status there are multiple areas in Japan where they are free to roam. You can find them ...

Troublesome travel: the effect of tourism on natural landscapes

11th November 2020

The environmental cost of our holidays. In early summer 2019, a huge clean-up operation was launched on the slopes of Mount Everest to remove both the bodies of climbers killed on the slopes over the years, as well as the rubbish and waste left by the hundreds of tourists who attempt to summit the world’s ...