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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

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

Pubic Support for a DRS

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of people would support a deposit return system for plastic and glass drinks bottles and aluminium cans being rolled out across the whole of the UK, according to a new survey published yesterday (27 July)... Read full article

Want to Save The Planet?

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The recent photos of the empty Glastonbury site where only 0.7% of tents had been left after the festival were cause for celebration; it seems the message that our planet is running out of time, and we need to do something to help, is finally landing... Read full article

'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

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