environment

A bathroom can be worst for water usage and excessive plastic packaging

Six practical tips to make your bathroom eco-friendly

The bathroom might be one of the smallest rooms in the home but it can be worst for water usage and excessive plastic packaging. Experts share top tips on how to make greener choices to reduce your carbon footprint – and save you money in the long term!

Showers, toilets, baths and bathroom sinks are collectively responsible for more than two-thirds (68%) of a household’s average...

just how much more cost effective would it be to own an electric car and charge it at home?

Motorists could cut costs of £1,900 a year by switching to electric

With petrol prices rising to a record high* in the UK, it will come as no surprise that interest in electric cars has also risen sharply, with searches for ‘electric vehicles’ skyrocketing this year by 1,500%.

But as the cost of domestic energy is also increasing dramatically, just how much more cost effective would it be to own an electric car and charge it at home? The car experts...

the UK wastes 745.4 million kilograms of fabric per year, the equivalent weight of 355 London Eye’s.

The UK wastes 745.4 million kilograms of fabric per year

Lucy & Yak has conducted research which reveals that the UK wastes 745.4 million kilograms of fabric per year, the equivalent weight of 355 London Eye’s.

Fabrics can take as long as 200 years to decompose and the effects of fabric waste heavily impacts water usage, increases microfibres and greenhouse gases, and affects deforestation around the globe[1].

To show the...

County Durham crowned as the region with the most relaxed residents 

These English regions are most relaxed according to Forbes

Stress can be caused by lots of different things, but many factors that impact our ability to relax can be environmental .

Where we live can have a huge effect on stress levels, with elements such as pollution, crime rates, and even weather proven to be factors1.

With 79% of British adults feeling stressed at least once a month2, life insurance experts at Forbes Advisor were...

over half of people recycle more now than they did two years ago.

Two thirds of Brits say they'd recycle more if it was easier

New research from Magnet has revealed just how much recycling means to the nation, with over half (54%) of people saying that they recycle more now than they did two years ago.

Despite this, 60% of us say we would recycle more than we currently do, if the process was easier, with many finding the idea of storing and sorting waste items for recycling off-putting.

Magnet has...

Now is the perfect time to get busy in the garden and bring the wildlife back

Seven ways to rewild your garden

With London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, announcing a £600,000 investment into revamping London’s green areas, gardening experts are encouraging people across the UK to attract wildlife to their gardens this year.

The team at GardenBuilidngsDirect.co.uk has urged green-fingered homeowners to adopt simple changes to their green spaces in order to help wildlife thrive.

From birds and...

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned

Ban stickers on apples to stop 100 million pieces of waste a week

Waste disposal experts are calling for plastic stickers on fruit to be banned, saving over 100 million extra pieces of waste a week - calling it a ‘fruitless waste’.

According to Great British Apples, around 122,000 tonnes of apples are eaten each year in Britain - which, at an average weight of 80g, approximately 29 million individual apples are sold each week. Combined with other...

Nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year is from packaging

Nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year is from packaging

Online shopping accounted for 20% of all retail sales in the UK in January last year, but as millions turned to it for everything from the most basic items to luxury purchases, the number has almost doubled in 2021 to 36%. This means that packaging waste has drastically increased, with nearly half of all plastic waste generated in the UK each year from packaging.

Collecting recent...

The fifteen best cities across the world for recycling

The top 15 greenest cities in the world

The need for recycling has, by now, been fairly well cemented into the minds of the general public. Citizens the world over are aware of what can and cannot be given a new lease of life through the recycling process, and - in countries where there are recycling schemes available - generally act accordingly.

But alongside individual action is what happens at a bigger scale -...

Batteries still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment

Brits throw away 600 million batteries each year

Batteries can be found all around the house, from inside your TV remotes to powering your children’s toys – but do you know what to do with them when they run out?

Although there are recycling schemes in place, many still end up at landfills creating problems for the environment which can cost local councils a small fortune to fix.

Waste collection specialists BusinessWaste....

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