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...
  • 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...
  • How to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint at home?

    In the UK, the average household uses 3,731 kWh of energy per year, costing roughly £610 if you consider the average national electricity prices. kWh (kilowatt hours) is the way energy is measured, for example, you could boil a kettle 10 times, or watch TV for 7 hours for 1kWh of energy usage. The cost soon stacks up. However, price isn’t the only consequence of high electricity usage. While th...
  • How to refresh beeswax wraps?

    With the correct care and attention, your Green Bee® beeswax wraps should last for around 12 months. Depending on use, we generally recommend refreshing your wraps every 2 to 3 months. You'll know they need a refresh if they start to display deep fold lines, become less sticky, or the wax shows signs of drying. The latter can be accelerated through regular use in a fridge or freezer. “REFRESHI...
  • How to re-wax your beeswax wraps?

    With the correct care and attention, your beeswax wraps should last for around 12 months.Before we kick off, let's talk quickly about terminology as this will make explanation a little easier. There are two terms we frequently associate with the upkeep of your Green Bee’s beeswax wraps. The first is “REFRESH”. This is the process of redistributing the existing wax on your wraps without adding a...
  • COVID-19 and plastic use

    The advent of COVID-19 has brought with it a new ultra-reliance on single-use plastics. In this article we explore the true extent and impact of this increased plastic use.
  • Evolution of fossil fuels

    We’re taking a look at the origin of fossil fuels, the scale of their current use and the emissions that go hand in hand with this energy source. What options do we have as individual consumers to turn the tide on global warming through the minimisation of carbon emissions?
  • Evolution of plastic

    We’re delving into the origin of plastic, the scale of the current crisis that surrounds the use and disposal of single use consumables, and the choices we can make as consumers to drive change.