Eco Living

Plastic-stemmed cotton bud ban comes into force in Scotland

Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds. This is the latest step being taken to reduce reliance on single-use products and protect our natural environment. Further action is already planned with Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme expecting to capture 90% of aluminium and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles […]

Beauty Eco Living

One sold every 5 minutes: Holland & Barrett’s new plastic-free beauty range

The ‘Attenborough Effect’ hits the high street: Holland & Barrett’s new plastic-free beauty range sells ONE EVERY FIVE MINUTES and there’s 55,000 people on the WAITING LIST for second release The bars of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleansers and scrubs last five times longer than their plastic bottle equivalent, and have helped to stop more than three […]

Eco Living

Cod in crisis: North Sea numbers plummet, threatening underwater ecosystem

Conservation organisations WWF, ClientEarth and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) are calling on UK governments to introduce emergency measures to secure the future of North Sea cod, following Friday’s (28 June, 2019) announcement by marine scientists that species numbers have fallen to a critically low level. WWF, ClientEarth and MCS have written a joint letter […]