Schemes aimed at reducing the impact of globalisation

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  • Schemes aimed at reducing the impact of globalisation on the environment and people
    • Ethical Shopping
      • What is the Bangladesh Safety Accord?
        • The Accord was created to enable a working environment in which no worker needs to fear fires, building collapses, or other accidents that could be prevented with reasonable health and safety measures
      • Brands such as Primark, H&M and M&s have signed up to  an ethical shopping agreement
        • The H&M Conscious Exclusive collection is dedicated to using organic material and creating items made out of scrap materials like discarded candlesticks
        • M&S was named the UK’s most ethical high street clothing retailer in Ethical Consumer Magazine for its Plan A scheme. The campaign covers over 180 specific commitments to tackle social and environmental issues for which they provide annual updates
      • How does it reduce the impact of globalisation on the environment and/or people?
        • Consumer: Small UK producers have adopted organic farming methods, crops are grown using fewer pesticides which could have health benefits
        • Producers: UK farmers moved up the value chain by manufacturing locally sourced items (jams, fruit juices and wine)
        • Environment: 1992 Rio Earth Summit slogan was "think global, act local", local sourcing helps people reduce their carbon footprinit
    • Traid
      • What is it/ how does it work?
        • TRAID is a charity working to stop clothes from being thrown away
        • They turn clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of their clothes
        • Clothes are given to TRAID as cast offs and waste which they transform into high quality stock for their charity shops
      • How does it reduce the impact of globalisation on the environment/people?
        • It diverts around 3,000 tonnes of clothes from landfill and incineration every year
        • They work in 191 boroughs and districts in the UK supporting local authorities, businesses, schools and communities towards zero waste
        • The funds they raise in their shops from stopping clothes from being thrown away are committed to global projects improving conditions and working practices in the textile industry
    • Keep Britain Tidy
      • What are the aims?
        • Keep Britain Tidy is a charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places
          • How does it achieve this?
            • Cut Litter: We aim to change behaviour permanently by spotlighting the problem daily and offering creative solutions.
            • End Waste: Keep Britain Tidy inspires people to end waste for now and for future generations. This is about taking huge collective strides made up of small, individual steps:
            • Improve Public Spaces:  Green Flag Awards improve the quality of parks, Blue Flag and Seaside Awards recognise the country’s best beaches and the Keep Britain Tidy Award rewards the cleanest places in our towns and cities. Care projects work with volunteers who are improving the environment on their doorstep
            • Education: Keep Britain Tidy runs the world’s biggest schools’ environmental education programme, Eco-Schools
      • How does this reduce the impact of globalisation?
        • Education about the environment raises awareness about increased waste and climate change and initiatives help clean up/reduce waste from gobalisation


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