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Earth Overshoot Day passes Posted by Abigail Travers on 22nd August 2014 with 0 comments

The 19th of August marked Earth Overshoot Day; don’t worry, I didn’t know what it was either. Also known as Ecological Debt Day, it is the point in the year when our demand for ecological resources and services exceeds what the Earth can produce in 12 months. The concept was originally created by Andrew Simms who is part of the New Economics Foundation, and is an approximate date worked out by dividing the amount of natural resources for that year by humanity’s consumption of earth’s natural resources for that year and then multiplying that by 365.

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Fairtrade at 20 Posted by Abigail Travers on 21st August 2014 with 1 comments

Fact of the Week: 125 different countries sell Fairtrade products

Fairtrade certified products are sold in businesses all over the UK, from supermarkets and independent shops to cafés and restaurants; you’ll also find a massive range of Fairtrade labelled products here at ethicalsuperstore.com. This year we are celebrating 20 years of Fairtrade in the UK. While the first Fairtrade labelled product was coffee produced in the Netherlands in 1988, the UK has been selling Fairtrade Labelled products since 1994 to become one of the world’s leading Fairtrade markets with sales in 2012 reaching £1.57bn.

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