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Naughty or nice? Festive traditions and how to stay on the environmental ‘nice list’ this Christmas
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Naughty or nice? Festive traditions and how to stay on the environmental ‘nice list’ this Christmas

It’s festive season, folks! While this time of year can be a foggy mess of mince pies and mulled wine, turkey and family issues, the joyous cries of Cousin Bertha receiving her third Fenty lip-gloss are drowned out by the planet screaming at us to get our act together. The UK alone produces an additional 3 million tonnes of waste at Christmas and fills 100 million bin bags every time the season comes around. The problem here is the high levels of methane gas and CO2 emitted from landfills, which cause global warming. If that doesn’t make you stop and think, just one single tonne of landfill costs us £56 in taxes, which could definitely help pay for Auntie Jackie’s presents this year. These are some astonishing figures that may put a dampener on our yuletide cheer, but not to fear, w...
MAFIA Maximum: concept bags hit Topshop
Lifestyle

MAFIA Maximum: concept bags hit Topshop

Extreme sports to city life! Marcos Mafia is taking the world in a whirlwind. From starting his unique company only four years ago, Mafia age 26 has expanded the horizons of not only his company but also lifestyle branding in general. MAFIA Bags is a San Francisco based company that focuses on recycling sails from boats, kite surfs, and windsurfs, to create unique, one of a kind products. Over coffee, an a typical showery day in April The Orbital met Marcos Mafia at his pop up store in Oxford Street’s Topshop. (more…)