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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Organic September is just a few days away. Do you fancy trying out the latest organic products out there? Join me in Battersea Park, London on 8-9 September, for GO! Organic Festival and get up close and personal with some of the best-known certified organic brands as well as emerging start-ups and specialty producers. From […]
Once thought of as a versatile and cheap material ideally suited to modern convenience, plastic has now become an environmental plague. Can you help beat plastic pollution this World Environment Day? Over the years our addiction to plastic has become such that you can find it everywhere, from single use shopping bags to the polyester […]
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