Six (optimistic!) things to look for when you’re shopping sustainably
Five cool innovations driven by veganism
It’s January, which means hundreds of thousands of people around the world are currently taking part in the Veganuary challenge, an annual event that encourages people to go vegan for the first month of the year. Learn more about Veganuary and its benefits here.
Recognising and avoiding greenwashing
As of 2021, 73% of UK consumers want to be more sustainable while 50% have said that 2020 was a “wake up call” to protect the environment. In response, more and more companies have come to the realisation that they must embrace sustainability to ensure their own longevity.
Replace disposable with reusable
It's time to ditch the disposables and ensure your products are reusable! Nowadays there's a whole world of ingenious reusable products out there and the environmental benefits of using them are huge. By switching to reusable products you can help:
Fashion & Beauty
Sustainable health & beauty
With harsh chemicals polluting our air & waters, excessive plastic usage, microbeads and high levels of waste, the health & beauty industry has long been notorious for its environmental negligence. The good news is that the health & beauty industry is responding to consumers by making eco-friendly products and packaging a reality for those who love their beauty products, but also love the earth. 💄🌍
Eco friendly one-stop-shops
These sustainable marketplaces are here to bring you all kinds of eco must-haves. If you can think it up there's a good chance that they'll have it. They work with hundreds of eco-brands to help you avoid greenwashing and rest assured that their products are ethically made & environmentally friendly (but doing your own research is always advised!) 🌎🛒
Support social enterprises from home
Social enterprises are businesses that use profit earned to help tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment. When you buy from a social enterprise you can be sure that your money is going towards a positive social or environmental cause. 💵💚
Made from recycled materials
One person's trash is another person's treasure (or line of eco-friendly products😃). The benefits of recycling are plentiful; from reducing waste and conserving resources to preventing pollution and saving energy. These businesses have gone green by using recycled or wasted materials to make some pretty awesome products. ♻️
Clean home, clean Earth
Maintaining a clean home doesn't have to cost the Earth. After all, our planet is also our home so it makes sense that we take steps to keep it clean 🧼🌎 These businesses are helping you keep a clean home in a far more sustainable and natural way.
Food & Drink
Organic food to your door
How your food is grown can have a significant impact on your health as well as the environment. Organic farming is widely recognised as a better agricultural method for both your own health and the planet. Here's why:
Five ways to give ethically this Christmas
Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – a chance to relax, spend time with loved ones and chomp through your favourite chocolates before anyone else gets a look-in.
Top tips for a green Halloween
Halloween is frightfully good fun, but the toll it takes on the environment can be downright terrifying. Cheap costumes, plastic sweet wrappers, single-use decorations… almost everything about the holiday is designed to be disposable, adding to the planet’s mounting waste problem.