environment

Government’s new Green Homes Grant Scheme

Trade body tips for insulation under the Green Home Grant Scheme

Insulation projects are likely to be on the radar for homeowners itaking advantage of the government’s new Green Homes Grant Scheme.

With support offered for works to make homes more energy efficient, householders will be considering next steps to take to introduce new measures.

However, national trade body the Property Care Association (PCA), is urging caution in the...

PARENTS want schools to do more to educate kids about green issues,

Environmental studies should be part of the curriculum

Parents want schools to do more to educate kids about green issues, with almost half saying that environmental studies should be part of the curriculum, according to a new study.

Mums and dads of youngsters under 16 believe they should be taught about the impact that everyday habits have on the environment and the harm that materials such as plastic do to the eco system.

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Joanne Machlachlan laying in plastic

Woman takes on month long eco challenge

A businesswoman from Lancashire is taking on an epic month long eco challenge after coming face-to-face with her household’s single use plastic usage.

On a quest to raise awareness about the sheer volume of plastic Bristish households get through every day, Joanne Machlachlan, who runs an e-commerce business called The Eco Friendly Living Co, collected and photographed all of the...

Recycling bins

Lockdown Green-up: Food waste down and recycling rates up

It looks like the enforced lockdown has made us better at recycling as we’ve changed the way we deal with our rubbish.

According to one waste management company, it looks like recycling rates have skyrocketed during the lockdown period, and less food being thrown away.

UK based waste collection company BusinessWaste.co.uk are thrilled with this news, as it shows that...

Beauty products better for environment

Four ways to cut down plastic waste in your beauty routine

We’re coming up to Plastic Free July (plasticfreejuly.org), an initiative designed to encourage us all to work towards a world where plastic waste is a thing of the past.

The campaign asks people to sign up to a challenge to reduce their plastic consumption during the month, be it commit to cutting down single-use plastic items, target takeaway items like carrier bags, straws,...

Gardening tips

Five ways to make your garden more sustainable

It’s not just in the garden where being green is important today. But there is a lot that we can do in our own outdoor spaces to help create a healthier environment and reduce our own carbon footprints! Now is a great time to consider your outdoor practices.

Here, the gardening experts at Toro have shared five ways you can do your little bit for the environment, from your own garden...

Blue Beauty make up

What is eco-friendly movement - blue beauty

You’ve likely heard of green beauty – natural products that are sustainable and good for the environment – but what about blue beauty?

This eco-friendly beauty industry trend is all about considering the full life cycle of a product, and the environmental impact it could have, particularly in relation to the ocean.

Here’s what you need to know…

What is blue beauty...

Why eco-anxiety is a good thing – depending on how you use it

In 2019 climate emergency was placed front and centre, and that’s likely to continue being the case.

The news stories can be overwhelming, whether it’s seeing footage of the bushfires in Australia, or the World Bank predicting the Maldives could be completely submerged by 2100 due to rising sea levels.

We’re increasingly wising up to the crisis, particularly with the help of...

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