The Inefficacy of Bans on Single-Use Plastics

Many cities countries all around the world now have bans on single-use plastics: disposable plastics that are only used once before they are thrown away or recycled. They include items like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soft drink and water bottles, and most food packaging. Single-use plastics have been creating an environmental disaster in terms…

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Nietzsche and Antinatalism: Can You Affirm Life But Oppose Procreation?

It is fair to say that much of antinatalist thought is underpinned by a rejectionist philosophy, a nay-saying attitude towards life, a pessimism about the state of human life and the world at large. The line between such pessimism and antinatalism seems logical: if you believe existence is – overall – a bad deal, an…

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The Flexitarian Diet: Potentially Sustainable But Morally Questionable

A flexitarian is someone who has a primarily vegetarian diet, but who occasionally eats fish and meat. Not all flexitarians are alike. As the name suggests, it is a flexible diet. While one person may only meat at the weekends or one day a week, someone else may reserve meat for dinner only, and another…

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The Fundamentals of Ethical SEO

If you’re trying to write content with search engine optimisation (SEO) in mind, then you should be aware that SEO practices fall under two broad categories: ethical SEO and unethical SEO, also known as white hat SEO and black hat SEO (the terms ‘white hat’ and ‘black hat’ come from Western movies, with different coloured…

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A Pessimist’s Guide to the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, along with new government measures and vaccine developments shaping its trajectory, many people are still left confused about how best to respond. Should be pessimistic or optimistic about the current situation and the future? In terms of personal well-being, an optimistic attitude is ostensibly preferable. Adjusting to the ‘new normal’…

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