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5 Things You Thought Were Recyclable, That Aren't...

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5 Things You Thought Were Recyclable, That Aren't...

 5 THINGS YOU THOUGHT WERE RECYCLABLE, THAT AREN'T (The Big No No’s In Recycling) 8 out of 10 UK residents believe recycling makes a difference, research from the British Science Association (BSA) shows. Recycling might seem to be a straightforward system, yet when quizzed on exactly what items can go into their recycling bins, none of the 2,000 adult Brits surveyed got full marks. Not all plastic, glass, and paper can actually be recycled in an equal manner and our mistakes can be very costly for our environment, wild life and can result in wasted council tax money. Here are 5 commonly mistaken non-recyclable items that you need to avoid putting in...

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4 Zero Waste Ways to have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

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4 Zero Waste Ways to have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

 🎃4 ZERO WASTE WAYS TO HAVE AN ECO FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN 🎃 (includes our plant based pumpkin soup recipe)   Did you know that our Halloween pumpkins are contributing to climate change? Every Halloween in the U.K. more than 18,000 tonnes of perfectly fine and edible pumpkins are put straight into the bin – that's the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses! 😱 According to research by Unilever and behaviour change charity Hubbub, 15 million pumpkins per year go to waste instead of being eaten in UK – that's enough for a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain. And over in the U.S. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins grown for Halloween end...

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Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts

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Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts

Although Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, I've always felt anxious since I started living consciously. Anxious about the amount of "junk" we will receive just because people feel obliged to give something, anything. Anxious about the amount of wrapping paper that is not recyclable. Anxious for the reaction of family members to our eco friendly gift wrap (fabric instead of paper) or no gift wrapping.

Well, last year we didn't have this amazing eco shop and I had just given birth to our second child, so it was really...

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Why use reusable sanitary pads?

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Why use reusable sanitary pads?
Did you know that "normal" sanitary pads contain toxins that disrupt our hormones leading to heavier periods and painful period cramps?
So many members of our community of eco warriors have commented on how much lighter and pain-free their periods have been since using our Organic Bamboo Reusable Sanitary Pads. 💚
My hormones are still a bit funky because I am still breastfeeding, so I certainly wouldn't want to upset them even more by using pesticide ridden sanitary pads or tampons. Then there's the very real risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome from tampons. Plus, we all know how bad plastic is for our health. 

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