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One of the most important steps in improving soil and food is to focus on regenerative agriculture. This approach involves using techniques such as cover cropping, crop rotation, and no-till farming to build up the health of the soil and increase its ability to hold water and nutrients. By improving the structure of the soil, regenerative agriculture can help to increase crop yields and improve the overall quality of the food that is grown.

Here at Compostal, we are always looking at how we can enhance our products and make them, even more eco-friendly.  We believe seaweed will be the next major development in mass-produced bags for postage, and single-use food packaging for food items such as fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Seaweed, also known as macroalgae, is a sustainable alternative to plastic. It is a renewable resource that can be harvested from the ocean and processed into a variety of products including eco-compostable bags! We believe eventually we will phase out our corn starch-made bags and replace them with bags made from seaweed.   Seaweed can be grown naturally in the environment so won't require land use or land-based fertiliser to grow. It's a win-win all around.  The manufacturing process can also be done net-zero with the use of renewables such as solar or green hydrogen. 

26 January 2023

UK banks will no longer finance new oil, gas, and coal expansion, according to a letter from celebrities including Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, and Mark Rylance. The letter, sent to the CEOs of Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, and the Royal Bank of Scotland, calls on the banks to "commit to phasing out the financing of fossil fuel extraction and power generation." The letter states that the move is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and to ensure a sustainable future.

24 January 2023

De-globalization or the reduction of global trade and interconnectedness should help to reduce carbon emissions in some ways. For example, if goods are produced and consumed locally, there may be fewer transportation-related emissions. However in the short term de-globalization may also lead to increased emissions in other areas, such as the construction of new infrastructure and the use of more energy-intensive production methods. I believe even if globalisation doesn't slow down as expected, carbon emissions will slow rapidly with the help of AI, robots and new technology.

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