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6 Ideas To Reduce Single-Use Plastic © Annabelle Randles | The Flexitarian

6 Ideas To Reduce Single-Use Plastic

  Single-use plastic has become the plague of our time, polluting rivers, oceans and the environment. It has become such a danger to wildlife and sealife that it is believed that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the planet’s oceans. Such is the extend of the problem that microplastics have been […]

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World Meat Free Week

World Meat Free Week: try just one meat-free meal for the health of our planet

Try just one meat-free meal for the health of our planet during World Meat Free Week between 17-23 June 2019 www.worldmeatfreeweek.com@Meat_Free_Week #WorldMeatFreeWeek Today June 17th, sees the beginning of World Meat Free Week 2019.  This year’s campaign returns to put a spotlight on the importance of reducing our meat intake for the sake of our […]

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Wake Up To Organic

Wake Up To Organic and Grab A Free Breakfast

Wake up to organic and grab a free breakfast tomorrow June 12th as 300 local cafes, delis, farm shops and independent stores around the country are opening their doors to spread the joy of organic food. The day is designed to promote enjoyment and awareness of eating food that not only tastes delicious, but is […]

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Growing Underground - London's First Underground Farm

Growing Underground – London’s First Underground Farm

It would probably be a major surprise to most locals to learn that below the busy high street of London’s Clapham Common, lies Growing Underground, London’s first underground farm. World War II tunnels built as air-raid shelters provide the perfect environment for this unique urban farm. Cities dwellers are on the rise all over the […]

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Pret A Manger water fountains

Pret A Manger rolls out 250 water fountains where anyone can refill for free

In a bid to reduce plastic bottle use, Pret encourages customers (and passers-by) to ‘fill up for free’ at any of its 250 filtered water fountains. Self-service water stations have been rolled out around the country to help remove the barrier of asking for a refill, with one in five feeling uncomfortable asking even when […]

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Waitrose & Partners Encourages Customers to Use Reusable Containers

Waitrose & Partners Encourages Customers to Use Reusable Containers

Customers shopping at Waitrose & Partners are being encouraged to bring reusable containers to take home products from the supermarket’s fresh service counters to help save plastic bags and containers. Shoppers at the supermarket have been able to bring their own clean, lidded reusable containers to take home their fresh cheese, meat and fish rather […]

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Giki v8

Giki: The App That Helps You Understand The Impacts Behind The Products You Buy

Are your ethics getting in the way of your shopping? Trying to buy more sustainable and ethical products can be a minefield. Enter Giki … a new app to help us understand the impacts behind the products we buy. Giki is a social enterprise with a clear social and environmental mission. The app was launched […]

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How To Have The Perfect Flexitarian Christmas

How To Have The Perfect Flexitarian Christmas

Our Christmas dinner has changed since I first started the Flexitarian blog. A far cry from the meat feast we had only five years ago, this year again we will be having a flexitarian Christmas. In many ways, there is no other time of the year that epitomises better the philosophy of eating less meat […]

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Plastic Waste Tesco

Fed Up With Plastic Waste? You Can Now Bring Your Own Containers To Tesco’s Fresh Counters + Get Paid To Recycle Plastic Bottles

Plastic pollution and plastic waste is a massive problem which requires everyone to make an effort to use less plastic. As highlighted in documentaries such as Blue Planet II and Drowning in Plastic, the situation is critical. Plastic waste is not only endangering our oceans, beaches, fish, wildlife but also our own health as we […]

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Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags l

Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags

Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million plastic bags, the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year. The retailer will become […]

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