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

Restored trainers

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

Mascara Brushes

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

SUEZ calls for recycling label shake-up

Drawing on independent research, the company has designed a labelling system using a “traffic light” coloured version of the existing Mobius Recycling Loop to show consumers at a glance whether a product can be easily recycled on not. Each product … Read more


Care4Calais is a volunteer-led humanitarian charity that delivers essential aid to refugees across Northern France and Belgium. Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh … 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

Glass straws

Straws Suck!

The world sips through 1 billion plastic straws A DAY! Between the US and UK we get through over 550 million plastic drinking straws a day. Think about it, you use it for a few minutes supping a smoothie, sipping … Read more