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Topic: Environment

Environment News & General Interest

The Rise of Food-Sharing Apps

We’re all guilty of wasting food, whether it’s having to clear out your fridge before you go on holiday or simply not paying enough attention to use-by dates (or too…
Advice & Top Tips Environment

Food Stockpiling: The Negative Effects of Over-Purchasing Food

Given that these are unprecedented times, it’s unsurprising that some of the reactions to this pandemic have been bordering on extreme. One of the biggest trends that we have seen…
Environment

Littering – What’s the Penalty?

Studies suggest that around 62% of people drop litter, but only 28% of people would admit to it. Given that 99% of streets in any given town will have some…
Environment

How Long Do Different Materials Take to Biodegrade (Infographic)

Biodegradation can be defined simply as the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. How long this process takes will vary hugely depending on the item,…
Environment News & General Interest

The Future of Eco Homes

With the rapid changes the world is undergoing, the spaces we call home might look unrecognisable in 20 years time. Technology is advancing, the population is booming and environmentalism is…
Environment

The Far-reaching Effects of Plastic Pollution

It’s not always easy to get our heads around the fact that plastic pollution is a global problem. That’s because, when we say global, we don’t just mean certain areas…
Advice & Top Tips Environment

8 Ways to Stop Using Plastic

By now, you’re probably well aware of all the headlines about the catastrophic effects of plastic pollution, so we won’t labour that here. Instead, we’re going to be looking at…
Environment

The Types of Food That You Shouldn’t Put in the Compost

In an effort to minimise our impact on the environment, more and more of us are taking up composting. The idea is that anything organic can be placed into a…
Environment

Why Plastic Is a Problem for the Environment – and How You Can Help

The next time you’re about to put money into a vending machine for a bottle of your favourite fizzy beverage, you might want to stop and ask yourself whether you’ll…
Commercial Environment

How Businesses Can Manage Food Waste

Food waste in the UK has been in the spotlight since an agreement for businesses to help lower the staggering figures on wasted food. The initial three year trial from…
Environment News & General Interest

What Are People Fly Tipping?

The act of fly tipping, regardless of whether you’re a commercial operator or a member of the public, is against the law. Heavy fines are often imposed on…
Environment News & General Interest

5p Plastic Bag Charge in the UK

As of 5th October 2015, there is now a 5p charge on each carrier bag taken when shopping. Whether doing the weekly food shop or buying some new clothes, the…