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Is Organic Food Really Organic?

You’ve started buying organic because you want to make the healthiest, most environmentally conscious food choices. Maybe you’ve heard about the potential dangers of pesticides when it comes to our health or read the recent government study that found pesticide residues in 47% or British food. Or you’ve heard about the overuse of antibiotics and …

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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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Honey

Best Raw Honey in the UK

Raw honey is simply honey that hasn’t been pasteurised, heated significantly above 35°C or processed. It’s just pure honey the way nature intended it to be. Most honey sold in supermarkets is pasteurised, which involves heating the honey to about 63° C. This helps improve its shelf life, but also kills the beneficial yeast and …

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