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Plastic Free July

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Environmental Campaigns, Environmental Education, Zero Waste

plastic free 2019

Did you know scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans? About half of all plastic produced is for single-use or disposable items such as packaging.  Choose to refuse single-use plastic this July by signing up for the Plastic Free July challenge at www.plasticfreejuly.org. By bringing your own reusable shopping […]

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Win A Freeflush Rainwater Harvester & Recycle Those Rain Showers

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Competitions, green gardening, sustainability

wall hung water butt

Freeflush the rainwater harvesting experts, create innovative water solutions which save you money and help the environment by enabling you to recycle rainwater for your garden. This month they are offering one lucky GreenFinder visitor the opportunity to win one of their wall mounted water butts. The Original Prestige Wall Mounted Water Butt worth £110 […]

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The Rise Of The Eco Holiday

By Kate Haines,
Filed in green holidays, sustainability

A fresh take on the traditional holiday What did the Romans ever do for us? Well, they pioneered the beloved concept of a holiday, which has been embraced by travellers the world over ever since. Sadly, the idea of a two-year holiday (often taken by rich Romans in the days of old) was lost somewhere […]

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Conscious Skincare: Our Perspective On Packaging

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Natural Health, Natural Skincare, recycling, sustainability

eco packaging uk

Not currently Recycled’ are 3 words which you will never find on Conscious Skincare packaging. With the current spotlight on packaging and waste, Conscious Skincare’s packaging ethos demonstrates just how much thought they put into their packaging choices as they do their ingredients and formulations. ‘We go to great lengths to find recyclable packaging so […]

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The Switch To Greener Vehicles: How The Electric Vehicle Industry Is Progressing In The UK

By Kate Haines,
Filed in green transport

electric vehicles, green driving

With the UK government recently outlining plans to ban all diesel and petrol cars by 2040, it is clear that consumers must start making the shift towards greener vehicles. Last year, Oxford city exceeded yearly quotas for nitrogen dioxide in under one month, outlining the need for targeted action on reducing emissions. The electric vehicle […]

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Chickens In Need

By Kate Haines,
Filed in chicken keeping, sustainability

rehoming ex battery chickens

As a huge fan of ‘The Good Life’ I’d always quite fancied the idea of keeping chickens. As with many of my dreams and fancies I didn’t think it would actually happen as I didn’t really have the time and energy. When two of my neighbours started chicken keeping and I was asked to look […]

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5 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, Energy Saving, green home

eco flooring, bamboo flooring

The effects humankind is having on the environment have long been discussed and debated. However recently, it seems that conversations have shifted towards a more urgent and meaningful discourse. The planet is massively suffering from the impact of burning fossil fuels, deforestation, plastic pollution, and much, much more, all of which are caused by the […]

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