Concern over single-use facemasks

According to a recent study, 74% of Brits are concerned about the increase of single-use facemasks and what impact they may have on the environment. Ocean View Mask, who commissioned the study, also say that 56% of people have reported seeing masks strewn about in streets, rivers or parks. At PATT, we’re also concerned that discarded…

Food banks benefit from PATT masks

Using public transport anytime soon? Passengers must wear a face covering from 15 June under new rules announced by the Government on Thursday. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the news and stated that access to public transport would be denied to anyone refusing to cover their face. For this reason, PATT Foundation has released a…

The big carbon capture question

Is it more effective to trial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies than to plant more trees? It’s the big question that governments, scientists and industry are battling over and while opinion remains divided, ecologists state loud and clear ‘we’re running out of time’. CCS technologies aim to suck carbon dioxide from the air, or…

Make Hull net carbon zero with us

Just twelve months ago, Hull City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency, with Councillor Mike Thompson stating: “We recognise that climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face and that, as a council, we have an obligation to future generations of Hull residents to do all that we can to reverse and reduce…

Be my (sustainable) Valentine?

This Valentine’s Day, we’re asking our followers to #CutThroughCute, curb the commercialism and plant a tree for your loved one. It comes round so soon – the day where you are supposed to present that perfect, delightfully thought-out present to your unsuspecting other half. But there is a tide-change and it’s been heading our way…

Microsoft: turning over a new leaf

Microsoft announced plans last week to become carbon negative by 2030, and by 2050 aims to remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975. This shows a clear determination by a top corporation to the climate crisis we currently face, will…

Funeral parlour commits to tree-planting

Hull-based Evergreen Funeral Services have announced their support of PATT Foundation during 2020 with a special commitment to plant a tree for every service they carry out. “As Funeral Directors we are continually looking to improve on how green we are. We regularly look at everything from our suppliers to our processes to ensure we…