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'All-in' DRS a 'No-Brainer'

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The economic benefit of a deposit return system that included every drinks can and bottle – both plastic & glass – would be eight times greater than the economic benefit of a watered-down system, according to a government analysis highlighted by CPRE... Read full article

Deforestation for Consumer Goods

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At least 50 million hectares of forest – an area twice the size of the UK – is set to have been destroyed for commodities during 10 years of corporate commitments to end deforestation, according to a new Greenpeace International report.... Read full article

Going Clean Just Got Easy

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Many of you My Green Pod readers will know our mission is to help you find the most ethical, natural products and make easy switches that, together, could save the planet. Going clean just got a lot easier, because we’ve decided to take our mission..... Read full article

Driving the Shift

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Jordan Brompton fell into the renewables industry by accident; ‘I started working for Lee Sutton with his previous company and I just joined to do a little bit of admin work’, she remembers...... Read full article

Taking Organic Upstairs

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Philip and Lisa Ingram were well on their way to an organic lifestyle before turning their attention to cotton. When the husband and wife co-founders of LittleLeaf Organic detected ‘a noticeable chemical smell’ from some new, good-quality bed linen... Read full article

Clean Cotton

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Most people never consider that what they wear started life on a farm, but over 50% of the clothes sold in the UK are made of cotton – most of which was grown by some of the 100 million cotton farmers across the globe.... Read full article

Air Pollution in the Home

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A new study, using state-of-the-art pollution monitoring equipment to comparing indoor air pollution levels with outdoor air pollution, has been launched ahead of this year’s Clean Air Day (20 June).... Read full article

The 'Bee Pit Stop'

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A giant ‘Bee Pit Stop’ adorned with thousands of pollinating flowers has been constructed in King’s Cross, London to raise awareness of the steep decline in the UK’s bee-friendly habitats. ... Read full article

28 Ways in 28 Days

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Biophilic design expert Oliver Heath and the team at Oliver Heath Design believe everyone should be doing their bit for the planet, no matter how tiny the action may seem. They’ve put together 28 small, simple ways to live a more sustainable...... Read full article

Toys in Landfill

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A new survey shows thousands of parents are regularly binning toys that are still in perfect condition – and that 66% of the nation’s toys are plastic. From Buzz Lightyear to Mr Potato Head, the British Heart Foundation’s survey found...... Read full article

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