Eco Living

  • New: Venue hire space at The Ecology Centre, Kinghorn
    The Ecology Centre in Fife has expanded its venue hire space with the addition of a brand new function room! Complementing its existing Nest, The Ecology Centre has been refurbished to also offer the Den, which is within the main building and can accommodate circa 40 people, with stunning views of Kinghorn Loch. The new … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • New eco-friendly pop up shops at Health Food & More support Fife crafters
    Fife crafters are being given an exclusive opportunity to showcase their creative talents in the lead up to Christmas, thanks to a new initiative being rolled out by Health Food & More in Kirkcaldy. They are being offered free space within the St Clair Street health store to host one-off pop-up shops to exhibit and … Read more
  • Oxfam reveals environmental impact of UK’s fast fashion culture
    New clothes bought in the UK produce more carbon emissions per minute than driving a car around the world six times. That's according to new research by Oxfam, which says it's estimated that more than two tonnes of clothing are bought each minute in the UK. This, in turn, produces nearly 50 tonnes of carbon emissions … Read more
  • The UK’s top eco friendly festivals
    Fancy a festival with green credentials next summer? Check out ethical cleaning company Bio-D’s list of the biggest and best eco-friendly festivals across the UK to add to your bucket list. Sunrise Celebration  Taking place in Hertfordshire, Sunrise is an ethical living, organic arts and music festival that is all about being good to the earth, as … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • Book your tickets for Fife’s first outdoor health and wellbeing day
    Join Holistic Scotland Magazine at The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn for Fife's very first outdoor health and wellbeing day – in association with Mind & Body Studio. The Ecology Centre will throw open its doors between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, August 17 for a day filled with talks, treatments and workshops to help you … Read more
  • Are Brits finally shunning fast fashion?
    The government may have, this week, rejected plans to force retailers to tackle fast fashion, but new research shows there's an appetite among consumers to take matters into their own hands by changing their shopping habits. According to a survey of 1,000 UK adults (released to mark the launch of Patatam.co.uk, which makes it easy to … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 5 tips for Earth-friendly travel
    There are lots of sustainable accommodation options around the world, from eco-friendly hotels, to treehouses, campsites and eco-lodges. And, as well as choosing a sustainable place to stay, there's lots you can do to make sure your trip is as environmentally friendly as possible. Here, Culture Trip shares its 5 top tips for the carbon conscious:   … Read more
  • Green People sun lotion switches to sugar cane packaging
    Green People has launched new, plant-derived packaging just in time for Summer. The clean beauty brand, whose sun lotion is one of only a few worldwide that's safe and non-toxic to marine life, is relaunching its award-winning products with a new, easy-to-wear formula in sugar cane packaging. “Green People is continually looking for alternative environmentally … Read more
  • Tackling the UK’s mattress landfill problem
    Scotland shouldn't take the UK's mattress landfill problem lying down, says recycling group founder Have you ever wondered what happens to the millions of old and discarded mattresses thrown out by UK households every year? Meet Nick Oettinger, founder of The Furniture Recycling (TFR) Group, who launched the business in 2012 to help tackle the … Read more
  • Win a Seedball bundle and help boost Scotland’s bee population
    Since WWII, the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower habitats. But you can do your bit to help grow a brighter future. By planting organic seed balls or wildflower seeds, you can help to reintroduce some of our native species, create a refuge for wildlife and help boost the UK’s threatened bee and butterfly … Read more
  • The world’s best no-fly destinations
    Tourism accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally according to a new study which marks the first attempt to quantify the total carbon footprint for the travel industry. 72.8 million trips are made from the UK per year, which is steadily increasing.  At a time when the environment is at the forefront of consumers' thoughts, … Read more
  • 3 Seychelles islands for your next eco adventure
    In search of a true eco holiday? Leading in sustainability initiatives, from banning plastics to protecting 210,000 sq km of its ocean and setting aside 60% of its land as protected (the highest in the world), the Seychelles is the place to go. Here are the eco hotspots: Conservation King Cousin Island / National Geographic … Read more
  • 10 capital city break destinations with the cleanest air
    As London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) comes into effect today, people will be hoping that the pollution levels in London will continue to decline. For many, the current rates of decrease are not happening fast enough, with two million people in the city being exposed to illegal levels of pollution in the air. In 2019, … Read more
  • Eat your way to a sustainable lifestyle
    It’s thought that two planets' worth of natural resources will be needed to support the global population by 2030 and we’re slowly realising that it’s more important than ever to look at our own impact on the world we live in and how we can make a difference. The food we eat has a huge … Read more
  • 5 cleaning mistakes to avoid for a healthier and greener home
    Spring cleaning might be a chore we could live without but it’s so important for keeping us – and our homes – healthy and happy. Here, chemist Dr Tim Bond talks us through five cleaning mistakes to avoid if we want to be more eco and protect our health. Vacuuming first: Doing the vacuuming makes you … Read more