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A Bite Of Good News with GreenJinn - August

by Insiya A.

August 21, 2023


We know how popular our good news posts are here at GreenJinn, so we’re back this month with another post in our Bite of Good News series! Keep reading to find out the good news we’ve seen this month! 👇

🌎 Recovery of the ozone layer

A UN Report released this month says that the ozone layer is on track to recover and this could happen within 40 years. The ozone layer is proof that even after a rough patch, it's not hard to make a comeback!

 ⏰ Reduced working hours in the UK

The Guardian reported that working 4 days a week with no loss of pay boosts workers' productivity, while also benefiting their personal wellness. Sending this to my boss right now.

💉 NHS To Offer Drug To Treat Inherited Cancers

The NHS has approved the use of olaparib, a targeted therapy that will treat and diminish the chances of recurrence of breast and prostate cancer.

 📩 Royal Mail to power HGVs with vegetable oil

Royal Mail has announced plans to switch its fleet of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a renewable diesel alternative, in a bid to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.

🛍️ BAM adds transparency labels to clothes

British fashion company added QR codes allowing shoppers to access info showing the entire supply chain which includes what they're made of, who made them, where they're made and the environmental impact at each stage. We think every company should do this!

It’s always important to remember that there are positive things going on in communities all over the world. Focus less on the negative!


Pflaumer, E. (2023) Earth’s ozone layer on track to recover within 40 years, U.N. experts say, CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/earth-ozone-layer-recovering-harmful-chemicals-united-nations-report/#:~:text=The%20Earth’s%20ozone%20layer%20is,says  

Thousands of UK workers begin world’s biggest trial of four-Day Week (2022) The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/06/thousands-workers-worlds-biggest-trial-four-day-week  

NHS strikes landmark deal for drug to treat two most common cancers (no date) NHS choices.https://www.england.nhs.uk/2023/04/nhs-strikes-landmark-deal-for-drug-to-treat-two-most-common-cancers/  

Mittal, S. (2023) Royal Mail Switches Fleet to renewable diesel alternative, aims for net-zero emissions by 2040, edie.