Environmental learning hub

  • Sustainable beauty routine

    Bamboo pads for your beauty routine We're proud to announce that the latest product in our bamboo range has just arrived. After months in the making, our reusable bamboo make-up pads offer the perfect alternative to single-use cotton pads that will supplement any sustainable beauty routine perfectly. Not only are great for the planet, they're kind on your skin and wallet too. Why is single-use ...
  • The impact of meat on the environment

    Reducing the amount of meat you eat is a surefire way to have a positive impact on the environment. Not least because food production accounts for around a quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions, and farming animals makes up half that figure!  Why is meat so bad for the environment?  The production of red meat, particularly beef, is an intensive process. Of course, processes vary depend...
  • How you can now recycle soft plastics

    Some really exciting news on the recycling front! Stores like Co-op and Tesco are now providing drop off points that will allow you to recycle your household soft plastics. These can even be utilised when the packaging isn't from items purchased in store.  What are soft plastics?  Think of all those plastic items not currently collected through kerbside recycling schemes and you’ll get a good i...
  • Making personal transport greener

    What is eco-fuel? A new eco-friendly vehicle fuel is coming to our petrol stations this month as part of the UK’s climate commitment which aims to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035.  Although not widely publicised, the new fuel known as E10, has less carbon and more ethanol than other fuels and is planned to become the new standard grade petrol. Current petrol grades in the UK - known as E...
  • Why we've started planting trees?

    We’re proud to announce that we’ve just partnered with registered charity, One Tree Planted to start supporting global reforestation projects. Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change which is why we’re planning to put 1000 into the ground over the next 12 months. Our reforestation projects will span the globe and will all be completed in partnersh...
  • What is the impact of climate change?

    On August 9th 2021, the UN delivered their latest climate change report in which they reiterated that human activity is changing our climate at an unprecedented rate, some of which is now irreversible.  Stark warnings were issued about what we should expect as the planet continues to warm, unfortunately it doesn’t make for pleasant reading.  In summarising, the UN secretary general called the r...
  • How to involve children in the eco journey

    Whether you’re an avid environmentalist who wraps food in beeswax wraps, shops with a canvas bag, and recycles everything that passes though your house. Or indeed a busy parent or grandparent looking for some quick and easy eco tips that you can share with the young ones, we’ve got some great ideas that will get children on a greener path in life.  Where do you start?  Fortunately children abso...
  • Palm oil and its link to deforestation

    Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that’s extracted from the fruit of oil palm trees and used heavily in the manufacture of food and cosmetics.  The oil is extracted directly from the fruit (crude palm oil) or squeezed from the seed (palm kernel oil).  Why palm oil?  Palm oil is incredibly versatile, particularly given it’s semi-solid state at room temperature meaning it’s perfect for keeping...
  • What is green energy and how can you get involved?

    One of the easiest ways to have a positive impact on our planet is to choose a household energy provider that offers renewable and clean energy. Most UK suppliers now offer these green alternatives which are both competitively priced and very easy to migrate onto. You're literally a few clicks or telephone call away. What is green energy?  Conventional electricity is produced by burning non-re...
  • How to have a sustainable picnic

    As we approach summer, and as the challenging restrictions we’ve faced over the last 18 months start to lift, we’re starting to crave more and more quality time outdoors with loved ones. What better way to enjoy these natural surroundings than to accompany them in a picnic.  While picnics provide some incredible family moments, they often come at an environmental price given the amount of waste...
  • How to care for beeswax wraps?

    Our beeswax wraps are robust and incredibly versatile, making them an excellent zero-waste replacement for single-use clingfilm or aluminium foil. They also look pretty funky in the kitchen too. We use a seasoned formulation of rapeseed oil, beeswax and pine resin which coats our cotton sheets and offers an unrivalled self-sealing and moulding properties that covers and seals food incredibly we...
  • How to use beeswax wraps?

    Whether you’re already an avid user of our beeswax wraps, or still considering the switch away from single use plastics; here's some really useful information that will help you learn more about using our amazing beeswax wraps.  How they're made Our reusable wraps are handmade in the Sussex countryside using only 100% natural ingredients sourced through a network of local suppliers. We also on...