Month: October 2020

The Truth About Recycling and Social Inequality

The Truth About Recycling and Social Inequality

Those of you who are knowledgeable in areas of sustainability, waste management or circular economy may be familiar with ideas of ‘waste hierarchy’ and the limitations of mainstream recycling. But have you ever questioned how recycling came to be the top dog in environmental waste management? Have you ever considered its social context and implications …

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How to Develop Compassion

How to Develop Compassion: Using Critical Empathy

Empathy is widely acknowledged for its power in giving us the ability to profoundly understand one another. Significant psychological, biological and philosophical study has shown its potential in helping us to build a better society. But empathy has its critics, and, when considered in isolation, might not be quite as universal a solution as we …

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Environmentalism VS Sustainability

Environmentalism VS Sustainability: When One does not Equal the Other

Environmentalism often goes unquestioned in its promise of a sustainable future, so the title of ‘Environmentalism VS Sustainability’ may seem confused.
However, considering environmentalism in isolation from social and economic issues has perpetuated a variety of inequalities, highlighting the examples of when environmentalism is not so sustainable after all…