Chemicals & Materials

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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Glass jars

Is Glass Bad for the Environment?

As evidence of plastic pollution and climate change grows, we find ourselves seeking better alternatives that won’t have such a huge impact on the environment. Glass is one of the most popular of these options so far. Glass is a relatively natural material and is easy to clean and reuse time and time again. Glass …

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What Is Lauryl Betaine

What Is Lauryl Betaine?

Have you ever read the ingredients list on the back of a shampoo or shower gel bottle and thought to yourself, “What on earth is THAT?” Yes, me too! It often feels like you need a science degree to work out what is lurking inside those cosmetics bottles (or even to pronounce the ingredients). Now, …

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