How, When and Where Can You Recycle Recyclable Packaging?

Tell Me How, Where and When – Please! My local council has recently changed its recycling scheme. Formerly, we were provided with thin plastic orange bags into which we could place all our recycling: paper, card, plastic, wrapping paper (no glitter), yoghurt pots, plastic trays of all denominations, shredded paper, plastic bags etc etc. When […]

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Will Biodegradable Teabags Make The Perfect Cup of Tea?

Some Teabags Are More Biodegradable Than Others I was pleasantly surprised when I reached for a pack of my favourite teabags in the supermarket the other week. It stated that the teabags were now completely biodegradable. Until last year I had always imagined that teabags were made out of paper and were fully biodegradable, although […]

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Great Books to Inspire You to Go Green

You might have a bit of time right now to catch up on some reading. Why not take this opportunity to grab some books (digital or otherwise) and read up on ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and use less plastic, energy and create less waste? Here are a just a few great books […]

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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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Why Don’t We Just Get Water Out of the 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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Can You Buy Crisps in Biodegradable Packets?

You Can If You (Really) Try ….. It’s easier to find crisp manufacturers who DON’T sell their crisps in biodegradable packaging. The supermarkets shelves are lined with row upon row of crisps and snacks wrapped in a combination of foil and plastic – packaging which will not biodegrade and is difficult to recycle. It’s true […]

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Tesco Ditches Single Use Plastic Bags for Home Delivery

Received an email today which said: Tesco.com currently uses over 250 million single-use carrier bags and 48 million paper bags per year. But we’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic we use. That’s why, after a successful trial this year, we’ll be removing paper and plastic single-use carrier bags from all online orders, on […]

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