Reflections From The 2019 Urban Food Policy Conference

How often do we stop to think about the importance of food in our lives? Having access to healthy, cheap and quality food is fundamental to our overall health and wellbeing. However for billions of people around the world, their cities are not set up for this. I was recently at the Milan Urban Food…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Turkey

I spent almost 3 weeks in Turkey earlier this month exploring the rich culture and eating too much amazing food! I usually do a sustainable travel guide for major cities I go to, however this one is a little different. I spent 2 weeks on a tour of Turkey with Intrepid Travel, who are a…

The Individual’s Guide To Changing The World

A few months ago the first Planet B Insights Community Survey launched and the results have been amazing. With almost 50 responses, the data collected will help Planet B Insights to drive the next wave of growth and social change. A full summary will be released in the coming weeks, but after preliminary analysis, there…

Food Waste: A Global and Local Perspective

After an intense food waste moment in the Balkans I decided to research which countries are managing their food waste effectively. In Bosnia and Herzegovina I stayed at a rafting camp that was known for its delicious, traditional food. Our meals were indeed delicious however the portions were incredibly huge. Their standard meals for 1…

Budva is Leading the Balkans in the Zero Waste Race

Montenegro, along with many other Balkan countries is becoming a hot summer tourist destination. With beautiful beaches, cheap prices and great local people, it is a new and exciting place to explore. For recovering economies, tourism is a lucrative industry as it provide jobs and injects funds into local communities. However, for many cities, local…

Tirana’s Comprehensive Plan For a Sustainable Future

Tirana is a beautiful city in Albania with layers of history still painted on the buildings through architecture and design. I spent a whole day walking through the streets of Tirana searching for some of 750 000 bunkers scattered across the country from a previous leader who was paranoid of an enemy that didn’t exist.…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating place. The war from the 1990s has left challenges for the economy and society. Tourism has become a strong part of their economic recovery and bullet holes still riddle many of the prominent buildings in Sarajevo and other major cities. Although a small population of about 3.5 million people,…

8 Tips For a Plastic Free Lifestyle

This month is Plastic Free July, so what better time to start a deep dive into my rubbish bin waste! I care about the environment and have already made some steps to reduce my impact so I thought going plastic free would be an easy next step. But the reality is that since moving to…

5 Ways To Bring the Circular Economy Into Your Life

As Plastic Free July hits for another year, I am becoming hyper aware of the plastic I consume and the alternatives available. This 'zero waste mindset' is something I see more and more people adopting in their lives. I was on a walking tour in Madrid recently and started chatting to a French woman about…

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption…