Keeping Your Laundry Clean and Green

Doing the laundry may not seem like a household chore laden with environmental issues but think again. Caught in a cycle Let’s begin with the simplest change of all. We have long been conditioned to constantly wash everything we wear and use. For example, according to Good Housekeeping, you should be washing your hand towels …

Why We’ve Not Yet Lost Faith in Faith In Nature – We Put Your Questions to Them…

We recently shared a post from the lovely Scottish-based zero waste shop Grain & Sustain about their experience of working with Faith in Nature and the direction they felt the brand was taking going forward. It led to a lively and engaging debate, with other zero waste businesses sharing their own thoughts and experiences, alongside …

Why Not all Soaps are Clean and Green – Our Top Eco-Friendly, Natural, Vegan and Cruelty Free Soap Bars

According to Conservation: “From cradle to gate, liquid soaps [also known as handwash] require five times more energy for raw material production and nearly 20 times more energy for packaging production than bar soaps do.” “A recent study on the environmental impacts of soaps and their associated packaging found that bar soaps have a lower …

Ethical and Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs – From Fairtrade and Plastic Free to Vegan and Organic

Easter eggs and the status quo An estimated 80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold annually in the UK. According to the Retail Data Partnership, Cadbury has a 20% share of the UK confectionary market at Easter, with the top 10 selling brands as follows: 1. Cadbury2. Nestle3. Haribo4. Wrigley’s5. Galaxy6. Kinder7. Maltesers8. Maynards Bassetts9. Swizzels10. …

Our Interview with the Ever-Ethical Divine Chocolate

Chocolate bars. We all love them. But the downside is that their plastic wrappers are so hard to recycle. Some can be recycled if you have a local Teracycle scheme in your area but it depends on the brand of chocolate. In the UK we are the seventh highest consumers of chocolate in the world …

Percol Coffee Bags Vs Taylor’s of Harrogate Coffee Bags – the Verdict

This week, when exiting the station during the morning commute, we were handed a packet of coffee bags from upmarket-ish drinks brand, Taylors of Harrogate. While our first reaction was to ‘refuse’, we instead took one packet in order to pit them up against the box of Percol’s new coffee bags sat on our desk for …

An Interview with Plastic Free Coffee Brand, Percol

Last year, Percol became the first coffee brand to receive the ‘Plastic Free Trust Mark’, having already been the first coffee brand to gain Fair Trade approval. We spoke to Percol’s Ollie Richmond to find out more… Give us a brief history of Percol? “Percol is a brand with a great story. We are proud to …