Seventeen-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, has been making waves by calling out older generations on irresponsible energy use and their carbon footprints. One of her biggest issues is with flying, which uses non-renewable energy and creates very high emissions, contributing to climate change. That’s where the concept of flygskam, or “flight shame”, got its wings, as she encouraged people to skip flying and find alternate transportation.
Despite our increasing awareness of how our lifestyle and waste-disposal habits impact upon the environment, there is still a multitude of common household products which pose a threat to the ecology of our planet. Here is a roundup of some commonly used items whose green credentials are now very much under the spotlight. [Read more…]