Let’s balance out
Crisps and beer
07-11-2019 • Eco • by Ludovica Luvi F
It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?

The European court of auditors has warned that the EU has failed to halt the marine biodiversity loss.

The program, Europe's marine protected areas (MPAs), was set up to prevent biodiversity loss, but the report says that there has been no meaningful signs of progress, as fishing is now really high (twice as the sustainable level).

Plus, a recent evaluation by the European Environment Agency found that fewer than 1% of European MPAs were fully protected by fishing bans.

A crisps firm called Walkers has adopted a technique that will reduce CO2 emissions from its manufacturing process by 70%.
It's a technology that will use CO2 captured from the fermentation of beer in a brewery to then use it as a fertiliser together with potato waste.

The fertiliser is then spread on UK fields to feed the following year's potato crop.
This way the fertiliser is made without generating CO2, while usually fertiliser produces high CO2 emissions.

I think this system is simply genius, and to think it was developed by a startup of only 14 employees!

Illustrations by Gabriela