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UK commits to 85% reduction of HFCs, Danish recirculating shower system and Dutch farmers reduce water dependency by 90%

We are finally waking up and becoming aware of the consquences of our actions .... even better, we're beginning to do somethig about it! The UK has committed to reducing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by

85% between 2019 and 2036 - the equivalent of closing 600 coal-fired power stations; a Danish product designer has created a recirculating shower system that uses the same water over and over again instead of letting it go down the drain; and since 2000, Dutch farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90%. They've also almost completely eliminated the use of chemical pesticides on plants in greenhouses, and since 2009 Dutch poultry and livestock producers have cut their use of antibiotics by as much as 60 percent. 

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How the UK has committed to reducing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% between 2019 and 2036 - the equivalent of 600 coal-fired power stations. Read more here

• How a Danish product designer has created a recirculating shower system that uses the same water over and over again instead of letting it go down the drain. Read more here

• How Thailand has announced it will be the first Asian country to join a global initiative to clean up its oceans around tourist hotspots. Read more here

• How, since 2000, Dutch farmers have reduced dependence on water for key crops by as much as 90%. They've also almost completely eliminated the use of chemical pesticides on plants in greenhouses, and since 2009 Dutch poultry and livestock producers have cut their use of antibiotics by as much as 60 percent. Read more here

• How the British Gleaning Network is reducing harvest loss by marshaling teams of volunteers to harvest and redistribute excess crops on British farms so that they're not left to rot. Read more here

• How a rescue plan has been put in place to save one of Australia's smallest native birds, the Mallee emu-wren. Read more here

• How French fashion companies have signed a joint charter vowing to stop hiring size-zero models worldwide in response to continued criticism that the industry encourages eating disorders. Read more here

 

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