Global disability coalition calls on Starbucks to lead new straw innovation
A coalition of disability rights groups has called on Starbucks to support research into a better alternative to plastic straws
AN OPEN LETTER sent to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling for research into a better alternative to plastics straws has been supported by a global coalition of disability rights groups representing over half a million people.
How a Glasgow café is repairing the planet, one household item at a time
Glasgow Repair Café is building DIY skills and social cohesion with free events
MOST PEOPLE, if not everyone, will have experienced the frustration of seeing a perfectly functional household item break.
The typical response to such a predicament is, of course, to leave said item sitting in the cupboard or a dusty corner of the room for months, maybe years, wondering what to do with it.
Sophie Unwin: Remade in Edinburgh, and the vision of creating a network of community reuse and repair centres
David Carr: How Scotland can shape a steel industry for the future
CommonSpace columnist David Carr suggests that rethinking the way we use steel could help Scotland move to a 'circular economy'
SOME years ago I took my children on a waterbus trip along the Clyde from Glasgow city centre to Braehead. It is not a picturesque excursion. Along the waterfront, mountains of scrap metal were being loaded on ships to be carried overseas for recycling.