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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 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 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...