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How To Get Involved in Recycle Week

How To Get Involved in Recycle Week

This week (20th – 26th September) is Recycle Week in the UK which is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling.It's such a simple act that many of us find ourselves doing on a day to day basis when we dispose of everyday items yet there is still some work to be done in becoming more active and more educated on the matter. In keeping...

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How To Live More Sustainably As A University Student

How To Live More Sustainably As A University Student

Finding ways to live more sustainably is important for people across all walks of life but, arguably, more so for the younger generations who will feel the impact of climate change more than most. With that in mind, one key demographic that could do more protect our planet and their futures are students. Universities will be reopening their campuses in just a few days and, as hundreds of thousands of...

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What Does Fairtrade Actually Mean?

What Does Fairtrade Actually Mean?

When we see the Fairtrade label on products at the shop we know that it symbolises something good, something ethical. But do we understand exactly what this certification means or what it tells us about the product that we are buying?We often get some level of understanding from context clues and little pieces of information that businesses may share. For example, some products such as chocolate bars will not only...

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Getting Back To School Sustainably

Getting Back To School Sustainably

The summer break may not have been filled with the sunny skies and heatwaves that we were all hoping for and just as quickly as the six week holiday arrived, it is now time to start getting the kids ready to head back to the classroom for a brand new school year. But, as with every part of our day to day lives, it is important to consider how we...

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Everything You Need To Know About Oeko-Tex

Everything You Need To Know About Oeko-Tex

A common thread throughout our website, and one that makes up the core of our brand values, is sustainability. We pride ourselves on creating bags and products that are sustainable, but we don't expect customers to just take our word for it.One of the most important things any business can do to support statements about sustainability and help consumers trust them and their claims, is earn certification from a reputable,...

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What Happens When You Recycle Plastic?

What Happens When You Recycle Plastic?

Plastic is one of the most commonly used materials in the world with 275,000 tonnes of it being used in the UK every year – this is the equivalent of 15 million bottles per day and that only accounts for single-use plastics i.e. the ones that get used once and then disposed of right away. Although we continue to look for more sustainable materials that can replace plastic, it is...

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What Is Organic Cotton And Why It's The Better Option

What Is Organic Cotton And Why It's The Better Option

Cotton is the most commonly used natural material in the world, and for good reason. It is a lightweight, breathable, quick-drying fabric that can be used to make a multitude of useful products including clothing, upholstery and home textiles. Unfortunately, conventional (or natural) cotton is not the most sustainable material on the market but there are a few different types of cotton available that are, including organic cotton. Organic cotton...

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The Growing Trend Of Greenwashing In The Fashion Industry

The Growing Trend Of Greenwashing In The Fashion Industry

Over the last decade, the climate has become a hot topic with initiatives being put in place around the world aimed at helping combat some of the things that are damaging our environment. We've seen the ban on plastic straws, the charge on plastic bags and clean air zones being introduced across various cities but there is a long way to go in the fight to protect the planet. Businesses,...

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How To Have An Eco-Friendly Picnic

How To Have An Eco-Friendly Picnic

With the weather finally warming up and the school summer holidays fast approaching, many will be heading to parks and other green open spaces to have picnics over the next few weeks. Unfortunately, what many people don't realise, or forget in the excitement of the outing, is that picnics are a huge contributor to plastic pollution and create excessive waste and littering.A study in the summer of 2015 found that...

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What's The Difference Between Biodegradable and Compostable?

What's The Difference Between Biodegradable and Compostable?

When we talk about products being eco-friendly we are referring to the effect it has on the environment at every stage of its life. This means that, in order to be considered eco-friendly, it must have minimal negative impacts on the planet when it is harvested, extracted, manufactured, distributed and used. But we must also consider the impact that it has at the end of its life by looking at...

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12 Disposable Items That You Didn't Know Contain Plastic

12 Disposable Items That You Didn't Know Contain Plastic

If someone asked you to list every plastic product in your home you would probably think it an easy task. The pile of shopping bags that you have stuffed in a drawer in the kitchen, the water bottles stored in the fridge, the containers for most of the toiletries in your bathroom – all of these would be the first things that come to mind. But not all plastic products...

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What Is Plastic Free July?

What Is Plastic Free July?

Every month brings with it new hurdles, challenges and activities, and this month is a pretty exciting one for us – it's Plastic Free July.  As a business built on promoting green living and providing plastic free alternatives to everyday items, an entire month dedicated to the cause is perfect for us.  Plastic Free July is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation and is aimed at educating and raising awareness of the plastic pollution problem and what can be done to solve...

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