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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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.