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Plastic Health Summit

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Microplastics may harm human health, researchers at the University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht has claimed. Research presented at the Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam revealed immune cells that recognise and attack microplastics will die quickly... Read full article

Fairtrade Turns 25

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To celebrate the Fairtrade Mark’s 25th birthday, and to mark International Coffee Day, the charity behind the label is today (01 Oct) exposing price as an ‘elephant in the room’ that’s fuelling poverty.... Read full article

The Ocean Plastic Phone Case

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Carphone Warehouse has announced that it is the exclusive in-store retailer for Ocean75 – the first phone case made almost entirely from recycled plastic found in the oceans.... Read full article

Phoebe English SS20

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Last night (15 September), sustainable fashion designer Phoebe English held her SS20 menswear and womenswear presentation – her most sustainable collection to date – as part of London Fashion Week (13-17 September).... Read full article

Skip the Skip

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Over the last 13 years, The Used Kitchen Company has recycled thousands of used and ex-display kitchens from showrooms and private homes, helping to divert tonnes of secondhand kitchens from landfill.... Read full article

Sleep Easy

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Trouble sleeping? There are many possible explanations – from bacteria, dust mites and allergens to toxic chemicals, overheating and even animal welfare concerns.... Read full article

Fairphone 3

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Dutch social enterprise Fairphone has announced the launch of its latest smartphone: the Fairphone 3. The new, improved modular phone builds on the company’s previous achievements to deliver a sleek device... Read full article

The Elephant in the Room

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It was a gruelling tusk, but a life-sized elephant has been created using 29,649 used batteries. The installation was created to highlight the fact that 20,000 tonnes of portable cells end up in UK landfill sites every year.... Read full article

When Plants Dream

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Psychoactive plants are met with intrigue and shrouded in controversy; they are a heated subject of debate in the modern era. This is no less true for ayahuasca – a sacred, psychoactive tea with a long history of ritual use... Read full article

The End of The Plastic Bag?

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Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, according to new figures released yesterday (31 July).... Read full article

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