It's a dark winters night and our Service and Repair Manager, Ross, has just arrived home after a hard day fixing machines and doing things Service and Repair managers do. He flicks off his boots, sits down and prepares to catch up on the days goings-on in the newspaper. An article catches his attention, a piece on MP Michael Gove who highlights the lack of electrical repair shops on modern high streets. Ross cheers and jumps around as he has a Eureka moment!
The adverse effects humans have had on the environment are becoming ever more evident. The WWF have recently declared a state of emergency as global vertebrate populations have declined by a catastrophic 60%. Although this can be attributed to a range of issues from climate change to hunting to deforestation, this distressing decline is largely due to the monstrous amount waste we accumulate and the often careless ways it is disposed of. It is thought that there is more microplastic in the ocean than there are stars in the Milky Way, microplastic has now even been found in the furthest reaches of the Arctic. These findings are pretty hard hitting, but it's still hard to see the direct effects of plastics when living in a city.