10 Eco-Friendly Balloon Alternatives

Helium balloons are a lot of fun, whether they’re bobbing on the end of a piece of string tied to a child’s wrist, or turning people’s voices squeaky at a grown-up party.

But balloons can be harmful to the environment and helium is a very, very limited resource – and we can’t make more of it.

If you’re concerned about protecting the environment, helium balloons are a definite no-no. In this article we’ll take a look at why, and list some of the environmentally friendly alternatives to balloon release and helium balloon decorations for your next party.

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How hotels can be more environmentally friendly

A hotel typically uses a lot of energy and produces a lot of waste. At maximum occupancy, every room contains at least 1-2 people using electrical appliances, consuming toiletries and throwing their rubbish in the bin.

This all adds up to big footprints on issues including carbon emissions, water consumption, electricity use and harmful chemicals used to clean guests’ rooms and launder the linen.

In this article we’ll look at this in more detail and consider some of the ways how hotels can be more environmentally friendly now and in the future.

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How does landfill work?

Waste is an issue that we have to deal with. Humans will never stop producing waste, so having methods to effectively manage this is critical to society.

Waste management, both at home and at work, is crucial to protecting the environment. Not disposing of your waste properly can result in damaging nature.

Keep reading to discover what landfills are, how they work, and the problems associated with them.

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Zero Waste Makeup: A Beginner’s Guide

Makeup is something that many of us use, often on a daily basis. Although sometimes we weigh up whether the cost is too expensive for certain products, we need to start understanding the environmental cost that makeup is having on the world.

Cosmetic packaging can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill, which puts many aspects of nature at risk.

This article will delve into the impact cosmetic products have on the environment and how to switch to zero waste makeup.

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4 things you need to know about upcycling furniture

If you’ve recently been considering upcycling a piece of furniture, then this blog post will outline the reasons why you might want to, alongside four things you need to know before you get started.

Popular furniture pieces to upcycle are dining tables, chairs, cabinets, dressing tables, and footstools.

Upcycling furniture projects are a great idea for many reasons:

  • They’re beneficial for the environment because your upcycled piece of furniture replaces the need for a new piece to be manufactured.
  • They result in a bespoke, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that nobody else owns.
  • They save you money.
  • You learn new skills in the process.
  • They’re easier than you might expect.
  • They’re fun!

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Everything you need to know about the Great British Spring Clean

Over the past year, many people have connected with the great outdoors in a way they never have before; while living through national and local lockdowns, our outdoor spaces have been more important than ever to all of us.

Coming soon is the opportunity to give back to the environment that supported us all through the low times of the pandemic, while also benefiting your physical and mental health.

Introducing the Great British Spring Clean.

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Hessle woman fined when someone fly-tipped her waste

Late last year, a woman who lives in Hessle received a fine of £200 from East Riding Council for fly-tipping; however, she didn’t fly-tip the waste herself.

In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at what happened, why the woman received a fine for the incident, and how you can avoid the same thing from happening to you if you need to dispose of waste and live in Hessle, Hull, or anywhere in the UK.

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Why recycling is important

We talk a lot about waste and recycling on our blog, and we wanted to go back to basics this month and talk about why recycling is important.

With recycling being such a common occurrence nowadays, it sometimes feels like the reason behind it has been lost over time.

So, in this blog post, we’ll take a look at the reasons behind us all separating our recyclables from our general waste.

If you don’t currently recycle and want to know why you should, this is certainly the perfect read for you too!

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Where to source a free community litter pick kit in Yorkshire

Street cleansing costs UK taxpayers almost £1 billion per year in England alone, and that is just the monetary cost of litter; it also impacts upon community wellbeing and mental health, wildlife, local business, tourism, and the environment.

Furthermore, it encourages other anti-social behaviours.

Despite the best efforts of local councils, there are still many spots around Yorkshire (and further afield) where litter builds up – after all, 62% of people in England drop litter, although only 28% admit to it, and councils have a budget to work within.

However, it’s been found that 57% of people in England feel that litter is a problem in their area.

Is it an issue in your area?

If so and you’d like to take action as an individual, a community group or a business, we’ll outline how litter impacts local businesses, how to organise a litter pick, and how to source litter picking equipment in this blog post.

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