Eco-Friendly Living

Chewing gum

Does Chewing Gum Contain Plastic?

Most people don’t realise that chewing gum contains plastic. But we’re not talking about the wrapper or the fancy plastic packaging that many brands use these days. We’re talking about the chewing gum itself. So, what do we need to know about the plastic in chewing gum? Is it adding to the global plastic pollution …

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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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Cotton buds

Are Cotton Buds Recyclable?

I still remember the first time that I saw that viral image of a seahorse clinging to a used cotton bud in polluted water near Indonesia. I didn’t know whether to smile at how cute it was, or just sit and cry. Because whilst the image is undoubtedly beautiful, it tells a sad truth of …

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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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Tree

How to Become a Tree When You Die

Would you like to become a tree after you die? Being laid to rest in a lush green forest providing nourishment to a tree seems like the most natural, awe-inspiring and planet-friendly burial option that currently exists. There’ll be no need to face those cold, grey cemeteries, you don’t need to worry about burial plots …

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