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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

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

Deep Retrofitting

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The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future without retrofitting the UK’s old, cold homes to meet 2050 climate targets, a new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Nottingham Trent University states.... Read full article

Buy, borrow or lease?

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Serious climate change mitigation is likely to reshape everyday life in unexpected ways. The public is supportive of emissions reduction strategies that are likely to bring significant changes to the way we own and use everyday items.... Read full article

Confused About Recycling?

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Millions of Brits are still unsure what to recycle – with light bulbs, crisp packets and plastic packaging causing the most confusion, a study has found. Visit Recyclenow to make sure you’re not one of the 76% of UK households adding items ... Read full article

Recycle - Or Pay

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Households who fail to recycle properly could soon be hit with a fee by their local council in a bid to reduce landfill waste. The plans, reported by BusinessWaste.co.uk, would see local authorities charge individuals whose households incorrectly...... Read full article

Laundry and microplastics

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called for ‘urgent action’ to prevent the 6 million microfibres released from a typical 5kg wash load of polyester fabrics from polluting our oceans. Each time an item of clothing is washed, up to 700,000 ... Read full article

Pro Pesticides Marketed to Gardeners

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Industrial-strength weed killers and pesticides are being made widely available to untrained amateur gardeners on eBay and other websites, an investigation by Greenpeace Unearthed has found. But there is no law against selling these products... Read full article

Organic September 2018

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This month sees the return of Organic September, an initiative by the Soil Association to encourage the whole nation to try organic. Throughout the month shops, farms and producers are inviting everyone to join them and experience what it means to be... Read full article

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