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Take care of the earth in 10 easy steps

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by

Did you know that global usage of disposable plastic bags is now at 5 trillion and up to 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute? In fact, half of the worlds plastic goes towards single use items!

On top of this, one third of plastic packaging used doesn’t even make it into our collection systems and is instead polluting our environment. The plastic that ends up in our oceans can circle the Earth four times in a single year and can continue to do so for 1,000 years before it fully disintegrates! With 13 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans every year, this represents an alarming threat to our marine life.

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Get your sci-fi fix with Fetch

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by

The term science fiction was established in the 1920s by one of the genre’s principal advocates, American publisher Hugo Gernsback. Science fiction, also referenced as SF or sci-fi, refers to speculative fiction. Whether it be super advanced science, technology developments that are years ahead of our time, aliens and other extraterrestrial life, time travel, or spaceflight, sci-fi delves into these topics and takes a look at how they would impact society.

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, creating some of the boldest movies and a number of undisputed classics along the way. With so many great sci-fi movies arriving on the big screen in recent times, we’ve rustled up a few shows and movies available in the Fetch Movie Store and TV Store that will satisfy your sci-fi needs. With so many great titles to choose from, the hard part will be picking which one to watch first!

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Podcasts you’ll get hooked on this year

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

“Podcast” is a word that’s floating around at the moment. So what is a podcast? Basically, regular Broadcast Radio (AM and FM radio) only has so many channels to use. As a result, radio stations attempt to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, hence the word broadcast. In contrast, podcasting “narrowcasts” specialised content to those who choose to tune in. Podcasts have multiple distribution points such as SpotifyiTunes and Soundcloud, and websites where episodes can be listened to or downloaded.

For those who love a good fun fact, it may interest you to know where the word “podcast” itself originated. The name was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in a 2004 newspaper article as part of a quick brainstorm of possible names for this growing new platform. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s digital media player the “iPod”; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken the term “broadcast” used in radio. Despite this, don’t worry – you can still tune in if you don’t have an Apple device or iPod!

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