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Scotland AND the Queen to ban plastic straws, 'world's most sustainable shopping centre' in Melbourne, and Nightingale Housing making utopian housing visions a reality

Scotland AND the Queen are banning plastic straws; the 'world's most sustainable shopping centre' with a rooftop farm

will begin construction in Melbourne in mid-2018; and Nightingale Housing is making utupian visions of beautiful affordable housing a reality ... empowering architects to develop their own thoughtfully designed medium-density apartment buildings that are stunningly beautiful as well as socially, financially and environmentally sustainable. They currently have 3000 people on the waitlist.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Scotland plans to ban plastic straws by the end of 2019. Read more here

• How Nightingale Housing is empowering architects to develop their own thoughtfully designed medium-density apartment buildings that are stunningly beautiful as well as socially, financially and environmentally sustainable. They currently have 3000 people on the waitlist. Read more here

• How more and more companies are recruiting workers on the autism spectrum. Read more here

• How the 'world's most sustainable shopping centre' with a rooftop farm will begin construction in Melbourne in mid-2018. Read more here

• How a landmark new study confirms that a predominantly plant-based diet has less environmental impact than one that is high in animal products. Read more here

• How a ship's pilot and a biologist teamed up to protect Panama's humpback whales from ship strikes. Read more here

• VIDEO: How Quratlulain Bakhteari grew up on a refugee camp in Pakistan and went on to change millions of lives and was nominated for a Nobel Prize. View her 

• How the Queen has been inspired by Sir David Attenborough to join the campaign to reduce the use of plastic, banning straws and bottles from the royal estates. Read more here

• How Blackheath Community Farm is getting ready for the Blue Mountains Edible Garden Festival on March 3 & 4. Read more here

 

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