The population of London’s house sparrows dropped by 60 per cent between 1994 and 2006, and the blame has been placed on an increase in air pollution — namely, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) produced by diesel cars. While some had only considered people and plants being affected by air pollution, a study by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has shown that birds and wildlife are sadly just as susceptible.
Moving house is not only stressful to those who are moving, it is also often stressful for the environment too, with the average UK home move creating around 16.8kg of CO2 emissions – that’s equal to keeping a light bulb on continuously for 53.85 days!
So, how can those emissions be lowered? If you are concerned about your carbon footprint and planning a house move soon or in the future, take a look through our tips below to keep a lid on your environmental impact.
Bamboo has recently become a popular alternative material for many products — from socks to towels and even flooring — mainly because of it being supposedly eco-friendly. However, is it really as eco-friendly as it is claimed to be? Let’s take a look.
We all receive unwanted junk mail through the letterbox, both at home and at work, and most of it ends up straight in the recycling bin due to its irrelevancy and the fact it wasn’t requested. It’s great it can be recycled, but it would be even better to stop it from arriving in the first place.
Follow our tips below to decrease the amount of junk mail you receive in the UK.
Over a third of the waste involved in illegal fly-tipping is from households, according to The Environment Agency.
Waste crime costs the UK economy around £600 million every year, and approximately two illegal waste sites are found and shut down by the Agency every day.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and often, predictably, the source of the most food waste too. I have gathered together some top tips below so you can take control of your food waste at home and make some changes for the better. You might be surprised at how simple a lot of these tips are to implement, and how some can save you quite a lot of money too!
Climate change and global warming are mentioned so often in the news and it is often assumed that everyone knows exactly what they are and what causes them. However, many people are confused about this phenomenon. In fact, some don’t even believe in the idea of climate change! Science and history say otherwise though, with plenty of evidence including the ice age (which lasted tens of thousands of years) and extended periods of great heat (when hippos lived in England!)
Tesco has announced it is planning to remove all ‘hard to recycle’ packaging from its stores by 2019, leaving them less than seven months to work towards their pledge.
Make do and mend may seem like an old-fashioned concept, but the mindset could actually be very beneficial in modern times too. We have investigated the idea, what it means, what it involves, and how it can be of benefit to families and the environment nowadays.
When it comes to cutting down on your plastic use, the key is in the planning. With just a couple of reusable items in your arsenal, you can easily avoid having to use most single-use plastic on your travels. We have gathered together six helpful tips to get you started with your plastic-free mission on your next holiday.