Environmental learning hub

  • How to clean beeswax wraps

    Beeswax wraps provide the perfect eco friendly alternative to single use food wrapping such as cling film and tin foil. Instead of discarding after use, beeswax wraps can be easily maintained to provide well over a year’s worth of use. Such an easy swap that instantly minimises the amount of personal waste ending up in landfill.   Washing food wraps is actually as simple as cleaning the dishes....
  • Christmas recycling facts for this year

    Once Christmas Day has passed we all know the feeling of dread when the big clear up operation begins. Mountains of wrapping paper, packaging, gift bags, ribbon and glitter to contend with. Most of the time though, we’re left asking what can and can’t be put in the recycling bin?  In this article we're going to look at some of the major Christmas recycling facts. We'll separate some of the tru...
  • Sustainable gift giving in 2022

    The act of gift giving is one that has fulfilled our human needs as far back as our history goes. Nothing beats the joy of getting together with our family and friends to share gifts that we know they’ll love. The act of gift giving is one that has fulfilled our human needs as far back as our history goes. Nothing beats the joy of getting together with our family and friends to share gifts tha...
  • 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?

    As of June 2021, the average household used 3,731 kWh* of energy per year, costing roughly £610 if you consider the average national electricity prices. This figure has and will continue to rise significantly throughout 2022 though given the UK household price cap on energy prices have now risen from around £1300 to nearly £2000. An impact that will be felt by around 22 million people across 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...