Wagner Moura and Greenpeace release animation to expose the destruction of forests for meat production

Greenpeace UK and Brazilian actor Wagner Moura teamed up to release “There’s a monster in my kitchen”, a powerful short film that highlights the devastating impact industrial meat production is having on forests like the Amazon. Wagner Moura, who plays drug lord Pablo Escobar in the popular Netflix series Narcos, narrates the animated video, a sequel to the viral hit RangTan. “There are few more incredible and precious places on earth than rainforests like the Amazon. Yet many don’t know that the meat and dairy products sitting in our refrigerators…

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UK supermarkets can halve throwaway plastic by 2025 by reducing plastic across 54 grocery categories

The report from Greenpeace models how the UK supermarkets could make significant reductions to the amount of plastic they produce by focusing their attention on the packaging for ​54 grocery categories​. ​The analysis also shows that ​changing the packaging for just 13 categories of popular groceries, like fizzy drinks, fruit and vegetables, and household detergents, supermarkets could reduce plastic by approximately 35%, remove 45 billion pieces of supermarket plastic, and more than 300,000 tonnes of plastic. This is the equivalent weight of 7,000 supermarket delivery lorries, that if lined up…

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Turtle Journey, an Aardman and Greenpeace collaboration, wins major animation award

In response to the recent announcement that Turtle Journey, an animated film created by Aardman in collaboration with Greenpeace, has won the Jury Award for a Commissioned Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Will McCallum, head of oceans at Greenpeace UK, said: “Many of us in the team here at Greenpeace grew up watching Aardman animations, so it was a bit of a dream come true to work with them. Seeing them convey the serious plight of our oceans in such a touching, personal story has brought more…

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Greenpeace, Aardman and Oscar winning actors collaborate on groundbreaking new animation highlighting global ocean crisis

Turtle Journey tells the heartbreaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing pressure from climate change, plastic pollution, oil drilling and overfishing. Characters in the film are voiced by Oscar winners Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren, along with Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, and comedian Ahir Shah. Louisa Casson, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said: “Our oceans are in crisis, with six out of seven sea turtle species threatened with extinction. Aardman’s global popularity…

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New Greenpeace report reveals the deadly impact of ghost gear

An estimated 640,000 tonnes of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear’, enter the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses. In total, they make up around 10% of the plastic waste in our oceans, entangling and killing marine life, warns a new Greenpeace Germany report, Ghost gear: the abandoned fishing nets haunting our oceans, launched today.  The report comes as Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise is surveying Mount Vema,  a biodiverse seamount in the Atlantic, 1,000 kilometers off the coast of South Africa,…

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