Environmental learning hub

  • What’s best for storing open food?

    Beeswax wraps vs cling film vs tin foil We often get asked just how good our beeswax wraps are at keeping your covered food fresh and from stopping the sandwiches in your packed lunch from going soggy. The answer is extremely good, but until now, you've had to take our word on this. Recently however, WHICH MAGAZINE tested the effectiveness of beeswax wraps against Tesco’s own branded clingfilm ...
  • 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...
  • 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 can you reduce and prevent deforestation from home?

    Every 1.2 seconds, we destroy a section of forest the size of a football field; the cumulative impacts means we have now destroyed around 46% of all the world’s forests.  Deforestation comes in many forms, and can include fires, clear cutting for agriculture, ranching, illegal / unsustainable logging, or degradation due to climate change.  Sadly, more than half the world’s timber and almost thr...
  • How to save water around the home?

    Did you know that the average person uses around 150 litres of water every single day? This amount refers solely to indoor home use and doesn’t include the water it takes to create the products we buy or the water we use, for example, when gardening. Water may seem like an abundant resource given our ability to access it readily from our water supplies at the turn of a tap, but it is actually v...
  • How to reduce food waste?

    Did you know that every year, 1.6 billion tonnes of food goes to waste globally? This figure includes both post-consumer waste (what we discard from our fridges and pantries) and waste from larger-scale industry supply chains. As you might expect, food waste has a detrimental impact on the environment –  and it's only getting worse. Essentially, as global wealth expands with industrialisation, ...
  • How to minimise plastic when you're away from home?

    Now that the COVID restrictions have relaxed, we're likely to be away from our homes much more frequently over coming weeks. Whether you’re travelling or just running errands, you’ll likely encounter a lot of single-use plastic whilst on-the-go. This type plastic is a significant contributor to the 380 million tonnes of plastic used every year, of which around 50% is single-use! Why we use so m...
  • How to reduce single-use plastic in your kitchen?

    In this blog we're going to explore how single-use plastic in your kitchen is damaging the environment, and what you can do to counter it.  Food packaging, takeaway boxes, kitchen utensils… Most of these are made from plastic – a material which only gets recycled in 9% of cases - the rest ends up polluting our planet with microscopic plastic particles.  We’ve grown to rely heavily on plastic in...