Ten Tips for a Plastic Free and More Environmentally Friendly Christmas

Tis the Season to Be Jolly Environmentally Conscious… “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” It’s not often that we quote the Grinch, but in this case Dr Seuss’ fictional character is spot on. Christmas is a magical time of year but on the flip side it’s […]

Artificial Christmas Tree or Real Tree? Which is More Environmentally Friendly?

Real Christmas trees.They are obviously more authentic and they generally smell fantastic but they may not last and they can result in a lot of mess… etc etc. The merits of a real tree versus an artificial one is a timeless debate. But how do they compare environmentally according to the Carbon Trust? Tree Carbon […]

Are Wood Burning Stoves (‘Log Burners’) Bad for the Environment or our Health?

We can probably all agree that wood burning stoves are easy on the eye and generally add a certain charm or homely feeling to your lounge or another room in the house. But, sadly they aren’t as beneficial for our health, so with the colder months approaching we explain why you may want to think […]

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables A double-sided sponge was first patented by 3M for the purposes of car washing. Fast forward to 2019 and billions of kitchen scourers are sold worldwide every year. Couple that with the billions of dishcloths, largely made […]

Are UK Supermarkets Doing Enough? From Plastic Carrier Bags to Packaging, We Compare Them…

“More than two thirds of the packaging in families’ weekly shops is not recyclable,” according to an article published in the Telegraph last month. The article also highlighted the fact that UK supermarkets are responsible for an estimated 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year. The newspaper conducted a study which looked at four leading […]

Why Leading Lip Balm Brands are Licking Their Lips and an Environmentally Friendly Eco Lip Balm Brand Has Got Its Founder Buzzing…

When you learn that the annual UK lip balm market is worth £60 million* pounds or that in the USA it’s worth around seven times that at over $400 million*, you realise why those brands leading the way in terms of sales are licking their balm-coated lips. We spoke to Julie Macken, ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ […]

BBC TV Presenter Michaela Strachan on the Problems Facing Our Planet…

From nineties kids’ favourite The Really Wild Show through to the BBC’s Country File, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, TV presenter and nature lover Michaela Strachan has been on our screens for three decades. We spoke to Michaela to get her views on the problems facing our planet and to hear about her ongoing work with […]

How Many Times Can You Recycle Different Materials? From Plastic to Paper, Alumnium to Glass

the recent release of the Lion King and the circle of life got us thinking. What about the recycling circle, or loop? For many, being able to pop something in a kerbside bin or to send it off to Teracycle provides peace of mind that their waste may avoid ending up in landfill or worse, […]

How Many of These Items Contain Plastic? A Quick Quiz

At a recent talk we gave, we began with a question. How many of the 20 items below do you think can contain plastic? Answers given by the group ranged from 9 to 15. Take a look and see what you think? Find us on Facebook and drop us a message if you would like […]

Plastic Bags vs Paper Bags – Why Paper Bags Are Not the Answer Either

When we hear someone say, “why don’t they just switch to paper bags?” we sigh. It’s a classic example we like to use when talking about the importance of making the right changes. One that is genuinely better environmentally as opposed to another that simply seems like it should be. According to the UK Government, […]