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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

BeeCause

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A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the vital role bees play in human survival, and to provoke Londoners to act to help save bees by planting. At the immersive pop-up designed by Imagination, an independent global creative agency... Read full article

Plant 'Canaries'

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In a perspective published in Science, Neal Stewart and his University of Tennessee coauthors explore the future of houseplants as aesthetically pleasing and functional sirens of home health. The idea is to genetically engineer house plants... Read full article

Environmental Impacts of Chemicals

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Urgent change is needed to regulate the harmful impact chemicals have on the environment, a new study has revealed. The international study, involving scientists from the University of Sheffield, has identified the most important questions...... Read full article

A UK First for Recovering Recyclables

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£50m worth of investment is coming to the North West region in the shape of a new waste management plant that is set to deliver up to two megawatts of green energy from 182,000 tonnes of rubbish per year. The new plant will be built on land at...... Read full article

Sleep Naturally

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Once upon a time, in a faraway land that didn’t use chemical flame retardants, everything we slept on was made from natural materials. Industrialised farming changed that world completely, but a niche company in West Wales wants to give its customers... Read full article

Getting Cheeky

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Before the first two-ply toilet paper rolled out of the mill in 1942, Brits were content with using leaves, wool, linen and, after the birth of the printing press, pages of disused books. Today it’s hard to imagine a world without toilet roll... Read full article

Zappi Birthday!

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It has been a birthday to remember for myenergi, the Lincolnshire-based eco-enthusiasts. The eco-product manufacturer, hailing from Binbrook, Lincolnshire has just celebrated its second birthday – and there appear to be no plans for the party to stop... Read full article

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