We are one step closer to net-zero flights
Researchers in the USA have come up with a technique for using food waste for jet fuel. By relying on a ‘bio-refining’ process to transform food waste into a paraffin to be used in aircraft engines, soon we can enjoy zero carbon emission flights. They are saying that using this food waste fuel would decrease the greenhouse gas emission by 165 per cent!
Spain will trial a four-day working week
This March, Spain became the very first country in the European Union that introduces a 32-hour-working week trial, since for years, the benefits of a shorter working week have been discussed - increasing productivity, reducing emissions, improving equality, etc. Although many details are still being arranged, such as the number of the companies that will try the trial and how long the experiment will last for, firms and employees can rest assured – the Spanish government has announced that it is considering covering the costs incurred by firms that participate and say that employee pay will not be affected at all.
Japan’s ban on gay marriage was considered unconstitutional by the court
Japan is actively moving towards a legalisation of gay marriage, since this March, the court ruled that Japan’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional and it violates the national constitution, which asserts that all people are equal. Japan is one new legislation away from announcing same-sex unions as legal!
Often, especially during the ongoing global pandemic, we find ourselves forgetting about all the amazing things happening around the globe. However, in order to feel good and maintain our mental health, we should try and consume feel-good news more often, not only on the 20th of March.
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