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Buying Sustainable Palm Oil

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Consumer goods companies and retailers need to be upfront about where palm oil in their products comes from to relieve consumers of the burden of making sustainable choices. That is a key finding of new research from the University of Cambridge... Read full article

A Devolution Revolution

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Social divides in communities could be deepened with millions of people set to miss out on the environmental and financial benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), a new report by Localis has found. ... Read full article

A New Use for Christmas Trees

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Abandoned Christmas trees could be saved from landfill and turned into paint and food sweeteners according to new research by the University of Sheffield. Christmas trees have hundreds of thousands of pine needles which take a long time to decompose... Read full article

The Air-Cleaning Houseplant

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Some of us turn to HEPA filters to clean the air in our homes and keep offending allergens and dust particles at bay. But some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters.... Read full article

Ethical Market now worth £83.3bn

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Last year UK consumer spend on ethical products, across 27 sectors, reached £83.3 billion, according to the Ethical Consumer Markets Report. The latest Ethical Consumer Markets Report shows that consumers are choosing more sustainable options ... Read full article

Brits Dreaming of a Green Christmas

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Over a third (39%) of the UK public who celebrate Christmas are feeling the pressure to buy more gifts than they would like – many citing fear of being impolite. This is having a knock-on, negative effect on the environment, according to new research... Read full article

Ethical Christmas Shopping

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As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing, Ethical Consumer has revealed its pick of the most ethical online stores and the top five most ethical high street shops. For shoppers who prefer to make their purchases in person...... Read full article

Charging EV's at the Supermarket

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Tesco and Volkswagen have teamed up to launch the UK’s largest retail electric vehicle charging network. The world’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and the nation’s largest fuel retailer have committed to installing almost 2,500 charging bays...... Read full article

The Nu Natural

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We’re all waking up to the dangers of microplastics, but while the fight is on against the single-use plastics that break down into these tiny fragments that endure on land and in the oceans, there’s less talk about the toxic chemicals they attract.... Read full article

The Simple EV Switch

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Green number plates signalling ultra-low emission status. Zero Emissions Zone trials. Grants for any employer installing EV charge points. Ideas and initiatives for boosting the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) have accelerated recently... Read full article

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