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Compostable PLA Tableware
This is a bit of a minefield! We all know about the problems with single use plastic, straws, cutlery, food containers etc. The UK government had vowed to ban single use plastics by 2020! We are still waiting for that … Read more
Alternatives to Single-use Plastic
Cutting back on single-use plastics is not an easy task. Vegetables and fruit in our supermarkets are “conveniently” wrapped in plastic which go straight into the bin when we get home. Everything we buy – be it cosmetics, toiletries, household … Read more
All that Glitters……..!
If you have a small child in the family then you will know all about glitter. Children love it and craft activities would not be the same without a bit of sparkle. No doubt you will also know about the … Read more
Returned Goods End Up in Landfill
Each year, 5 billion pounds of waste is generated through returned goods. It’s something I’d never even considered! My returned goods may end up in landfill!! I’d always assumed that the too small shoes or itchy jumper I sent back to … Read more
A Waterfall begins with one drop of water
We are all worried about the future of our world, moaning about the current state of the country, climate change, pollution, wars, politics etc. and it is making us feel so, so depressed and helpless. What can we do? Avoiding … Read more
B Corporations – What are they?
B Corp (short for Certified B Corporation) is the term used for any for-profit entity that is certified by the nonprofit B Lab as voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.7 Apr 2021 Certified B Corporations are businesses … Read more
Restoring Old Trainers – Soles of Stoke
If your favourite much loved trainers are looking old and grubby, no need to rush out to replace them. Enterprising entrepreneur Lance Birchall from Stoke-on-Trent restores old trainers to look like new again! What started out as a hobby has … Read more
To all mascara users out there, don’t throw away your old mascara brushes or wands when they have become clogged or your mascara is finished! The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge has found that those little brushes are ideal for grooming their … Read more
Contact Lens Recycling Scheme
Research commissioned by Johnson & Johnson found that a fifth of contact lens wearers flush their used lenses in the toilet or down the sink. These little, almost invisible pieces of plastic then will end up in the waterways and … Read more
Marine Plastic Pollution
Plastic can be found in many of the items that people use on a daily basis. Despite the benefits that make it popular, the overuse of plastic is taking a heavy toll on the environment, particularly the ocean. For many … Read more