Best Eco Refills for Liquid Soap Dispenser Bottles

I always try to use bar soap as I consider it to better for the environment (see Best Vegan Soap Bars) . However, in the current climate, it may be safer and more hygienic to use pump action liquid soap in certain circumstances as a precaution against the spread of Covid-19. Pump action liquid soap […]

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Best Eco Friendly Toothbrushes: Reduce Single Use Plastic

Bamboo Toothbrush

Get Rid of Plastic As I’m sure you’ll agree we must all do whatever we can to reduce our personal use of single use plastic. There are many items that pose a problem and toothbrushes are one of the worst offenders. Whilst dentists advise you to change your toothbrush every three months it’s a struggle […]

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Coronavirus: The British Public Takes Matters Into Their Own Hands

Keep Calm and Laissez-faire? It come as no surprise to many of us in Britain to hear this morning that the rate of increase of the coronavirus in the UK has outpaced the government’s chief scientific officer, Sir Patrick Vallance’s, scientific model. According to this BBC article Coronavirus: Some scientists say UK virus strategy is […]

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Water, Water Everywhere but None of it On Tap

Water containers

Water, Water Everywhere … My friend told me that her son’s school canteen has stopped selling water in plastic bottles; instead they sell small tetrapaks filled with water. The school says they are reducing single use plastic. So, which is better or should I say, least harming, to the environment? Plastic Bottles or Tetrapaks Tetrapaks […]

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Can You Recycle Pringles Cans?

The Short Answer You can’t recycle Pringles cans in the UK in your kerbside recycling collection (as of January 2020) but you can drop them off at a Terracycle Pringles recycling point. What’s the Future Plans for Pringles Cans? Kellogg Company has recently expanded its Global Sustainability Commitments to include a goal of working toward […]

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Best Vegan Soap Bars

When You Buy Soap Make Sure It’s Vegan Ditch the packaging – ditch the animal fat. Crate Soap Six Pack Box Set Crate 61 Best Seller Soap 6-Pack Box Set, 100% Vegan Cold Process Bar Soap, scented with premium essential oils and natural flavors, for men and women, face and body. Ingredients: saponifed: coconut oil, […]

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Book Review: The Girl in the Green Dress by Cath Staincliffe

The Girl in the Green Dress They Say: Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled […]

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Best Shampoo Bars

Why Use a Shampoo Bar? Many people are turning away from shampoo packaged in plastic bottles. Shampoo bars use less packaging so that’s fewer plastic bottles going to landfill or ending up in the seas. The bars take up less room (which is particularly useful if you are going on holiday or travelling). Shampoo bars […]

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Flusurvey Needs People Like You!

What is Flusurvey? Flusurvey is a webtool managed and monitored by Public Health England (PHE) and designed to monitor trends of flu like illness in the community.  It was originally set up during the swine flu pandemic in 2009 by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and forms part of a Europe-wide […]

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Book Review: Recalled to Death by Priscilla Masters

‘Recalled to Death‘ is the sixth book in the Martha Gunn, police procedural series by the ever reliable Priscilla Masters. Martha Gunn Martha Gunn is a coroner who lives in Shrewsbury, has uncontrollable flaming red hair and is the mother of twins. Her husband died when the twins were babies. (The twins are now adults […]

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