Clare Whitehead

Clare began her career as a technical writer, but since having her boys has worked mostly from home writing content for various websites, including health and beauty and educational resource sites.

Cotton

Is Cotton Biodegradable?

Most of us wear an item of clothing made of cotton every day, sleep in cotton sheets or use cotton wool as part of our daily beauty routine. But how much do we know about how cotton is grown and how it affects the environment? Humans have used cotton for thousands of years. Cotton balls …

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Plastic straws

Can Plastic Straws Be Recycled?

If you’ve been out to a café, restaurant or bar lately, there’s a good chance you’ll have been given a plastic straw with your drink. Plastic straws first became popular in the UK in the 1960s after they took over from paper straws, and it’s estimated that “Britain uses around 8.5 billion of them a …

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