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    How recycling is improving the environment in Honduras

    21 September 2018 by Katy O'Brien

    Recycling is now an issue of immense global importance as the world aims to minimise the negative impact of waste on the natural environment. 

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    When football unites the world everyone wins

    10 July 2018 by Will Thacker

    Every four years, billions of people around the globe contract a strange, temporary condition; symptoms include hope and heartache, delirium and despair, and in some cases, an unhealthy obsession with wall charts and miniature flags.

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    8 ways Fairtrade farmers protect the environment

    5 June 2018 by Heather Nicholson

    Farmers say the climate emergency is one of the number one threats they face. Millions of farmers around the world who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods are among the worst affected.

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  • Bertha Lopez (left) from the Danilo Gonzalez coop in La Reyna, takes part in a Fairtrade coop meeting at CECOCAFEN

    Six ways Fairtrade is empowering women

    7 March 2018 by Fairtrade International

    At Fairtrade, we continue to promote gender equality in sectors that have long been male dominated. In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are six ways Fairtrade is pressing for progress and empowering women:

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    How Fairtrade and producers are tackling challenges together

    7 February 2018 by Will Thacker

    The challenges facing farmers and workers are painfully real, and the solutions require a long-term commitment, strong standards, a dedicated support network and a passion for justice. On all fronts, Fairtrade is up for the fight.

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    10 facts about Fairtrade coffee

    8 April 2016 by Anna Galandzij, the Fairtrade Foundation

    Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. In the UK, we drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee per day, it is a lucrative multi-billion pound business. However, a closer look at the supply chain shows coffee is a complex and often an unfair affair for the person behind every bean – the farmer. Fairtrade drives a fairer, more sustainable way of trading.  

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