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Planting Hope

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 may have come to an end, but hundreds of Syrian refugees in Iraq are only just beginning to reap the benefits. Ahead of the show, they received 2,000 seed packets, sent by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)... Read full article

We're Using Too Much Water

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Without action to increase supply, reduce demand and cut down on wastage, many areas in England could see significant water supply deficits by 2050 – particularly in the south east. This is the conclusion of the first major report on water resources ... Read full article

A Sustainable Shopping Companion

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Social enterprise Giki has today (14 May) launched a new app to help consumers understand more about the products they buy from the shops. The app assesses 250,000 supermarket products across sustainability, health and fairness issues.... Read full article

Running Homes on Batteries

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If you think solar panels are only for people with stacks of cash and an off-grid home in the country, you’d be wrong. Moixa is helping to democratise the whole sector by focusing on the mass market, urban consumer. ... Read full article

Naturally Clean

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Waste plastic and harmful chemicals are as unwanted in our homes as they are dangerous to the planet; they clog up our biological systems as much as they pollute our streets, air and oceans. Non-toxic, plant-based, natural and biodegradable cleaning ... Read full article

Power Up Bill Savings

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Lee Sutton and Jordan Marie Brompton, co-founders of myenergi, a Lincolnshire-based eco-product manufacturer, is helping householders make more use of the renewable energy they generate at home. Homeowners with solar panels or a wind turbine... ... Read full article

A Dogs Life

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Starting a pet food business was ‘not a planned move’ for Henrietta Morrison; it came about when Lily, her border terrier, became ill, which Henrietta puts down to a diet of mass-produced pet food. Lily had just turned one when she went on hunger...... Read full article

The Plastic Pollution Calculator

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Management of plastic waste is a global crisis, making the resulting plastic pollution one of the most pressing environmental problems. As part of Earth Day 2018 (April 22), Earth Day Network (EDN) has released an online Plastics Pollution Calculator... Read full article

Where To Build New Homes

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An analysis of Brownfield Land Registers, published yesterday (Monday, 12 February), confirms that there’s enough space on brownfield land to build at least one million new homes, with more than two-thirds of these homes deliverable within the next..... Read full article

Use Your Energy

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Most properties with solar panels or a wind turbine only consume a fraction of the renewable energy they generate; in fact, the average home uses around 20% and sends the rest back to the grid. The National Grid has said this is an issue.... Read full article

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