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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Up-cycled garden centrepieces

    As we continue to prepare our gardens for the coming seasonal changes, we’re going to look at how you can take inanimate objects from around the home, that are destined for the bin, and transform them into wonderful floral centrepieces that sprout colour and offer temporary havens to roving pollinators.  So why is this important? Did you know that the average person in the UK generates 482kg of...
  • Plastic bottles in the garden

    There’s a plastic bottle up-cycling solution here for everyone. From planters, to hanging pots, and mini-greenhouses; the garden options are so varied. 
  • 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.