Environmental learning hub

  • 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 ...
  • 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 use beeswax wraps?

    How to use Beeswax wraps Whether you’re already an avid user of beeswax wraps, or still considering the switch away from single use plastic wrap, here’s some really useful tips about how to use beeswax wraps more effectively.  Natural beeswax wraps are pretty amazing and with the proper care and attention they will last for well over 12 months. They also provide an eco-friendly alternative to c...
  • 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...