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Agroecology movement, Scotland banning plastic cotton buds, Bunnings replacing Yates Confidor with natural and organic pesticides, and sewing revival.

The industrial system is being changed - from Deep Green Resistance at one end to smaller changes at the other ... it's all adding

up.  Agroecological farmers are building a global movement to provide an ecological alternative to the industrial model; Scotland is banning plastic cotton buds from being made; Bunnings will remove the pesticide Yates Confidor, allegedly linked to bee deaths, from its stores in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand by the end of 2018, and will stock natural and organic pesticides as a replacement; and sewing and repairing clothing is experiencing a revival amongst men and women tired of buying cheap, poorly made mass-produced clothing.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• VIDEO: How Theresa May has announced a war on plastic waste, with proposed policies including plastics-free aisles in supermarkets and a tax on takeaway containers. View here and read more here

• How a beach wheelchair will be trialled in Hobart this summer, offering people who have difficulty accessing the sand and surf the chance to enjoy the water. Read more here

• How sloths can save the world. Read more here

• How Scotland is banning plastic cotton buds from being made. Read more here

• How Bunnings will remove the pesticide Yates Confidor, allegedly linked to bee deaths, from its stores in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand by the end of 2018, and will stock natural and organic pesticides as a replacement. Read more here

• How sewing and repairing clothing is experiencing a revival amongst men and women tired of buying cheap, poorly made mass-produced clothing. Read more here

• How 8 business leaders are investing in a future of food that doesn't include killing animals. Read more here

• How a Dutch company is building giant all-electric barges dubbed the 'Tesla ships' and the first six barges are expected to remove 23,000 trucks from the roads annually in the Netherlands. Read more here

• How mushroom coffee has a surprising effect on mood, energy, sleep and more according to one report. Read more here

• How agroecological farmers are building a global movement to provide an ecological alternative to the industrial model. Read more here

• How home biogas is being actively encouraged by the World Bank and the United Nations. Read more here

• How Australian teens are turning away from alcohol and other substance abuse. Read more here

 

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