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.
Single-use plastic bottles and drinks cans can now be recycled at Canary Wharf, London, through a dedicated deposit return scheme. The machine being used to implement the scheme is said to be the first of its kind in use in the UK.
Councils across the country have been given the power to increase their local on-the-spot littering and graffiti fines to £150. This means the fines have almost doubled from the previous maximum fine amount of £80.
Collecting England’s litter costs the taxpayer almost £700m per year, so these fixed penalty fines go towards replenishing that cost for our local councils.
Supermarket chain Waitrose has vowed to remove all disposable cups from its stores by autumn 2018. It currently gives out approximately 52m disposable cups per year through its loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, which offers shoppers a free hot drink from a self-serve machine each time they visit a store.
Despite the fact that make-up and cosmetics are more popular than ever right now, there isn’t much information out there about what to do with these products once you’ve finished using them, or how to make the most out of them and save on waste. We have gathered together some top tips on how to recycle your cosmetics and also how to extend their life.
Easter is a time of celebration for Christians and even non-Christians in many countries across the world. However, some Easter traditions have led to bad habits in spring regarding packaging, recycling, and waste. We have gathered some suggestions together on how your can have a more eco-friendly Easter this year, and for many years to come.
LEGO, the Danish company which is highly popular with both children and adults for its buildable plastic bricks, has taken the move to produce a new range of sustainable plastic pieces made from sugarcane. These are currently in production.