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Happy Sunday! Grab a cup of Fairtrade coffee, sit back, and enjoy this week’s headlines in ethical lifestyle news, and some oldies but goodies.

Learning that a cafe near my work doesn’t accept reusable cups reminded me that Australians use 1 billion disposable cups per annum – since the plastic insert in takeaway coffee cups is not biodegradable, these are well on their way to becoming a major pollution hazard.

In keeping with the coffee news theme, how very cool is it that Hamburg in Germany has banned coffee pods because of the unsustainable amounts of waste that they produce!

…Speaking of innovative ways to combat coffee waste, now there’s a plantable disposable coffee cup.

Find out what your slavery footprint is based on the everyday items you buy and own with this handy web app.

Why is shopping so addictive and compulsive – it’s like a sport?

Yours Fairly,



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