Natural Living

Bringing the UK’s natural and organic products industry the latest natural and eco living news.

Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards 2022 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards, founded last year to encourage consumers to lead a less throw-away lifestyle.

Zero-waste stores ‘face crisis’

A report in the i newspaper has revealed that refill stores are facing crisis as ‘shoppers lose interest in zero-waste lifestyles’.

Creating momentum: the year ahead for the OTB

Roger Kerr, financial director of the OTB, reports ‘robust’ financial health despite challenging economic conditions.

Government ‘abandons’ protection of pollinators

Following a decision to authorize emergency use of thiamethoxam, the SA says Defra has ‘abandoned’ its commitment to protect bees.

Innovative Stainless Steel Soap from Clean Living

The latest innovation from Clean Living is a new Stainless Steel Soap, designed as a zero-waste way to eliminate unwanted odours from hands.

DrinkWell claims UK first with biodegradable water bottle

Marking its first foray into the soft drinks market, DrinkWell has launched the UK’s first fully biodegradable on-the-go water bottle.

Sustainable online retailer Ecovibe undergoes revamp

Ecovibe is going through some changes, including a fresh look and innovative new services to make sustainable living as easy as possible.

Clean Living creates eco-friendly sports duo

Clean Living has launched natural sports cleaning products to offer fitness fans eco-friendly alternatives for sports equipment and clothing.

Natural & Organic Products Europe fights plastic pollution

Natural & Organic Products Europe partners with ReSea Project to tackle ‘the biggest global issue we are facing’: plastic.

The eco-friendly masks with Type 2 PPE status

SP Science has completed CE Registration for its Silver Life Face Mask, making it fully validated as Type 2 reusable PPE for hospitals.

Watching the Christmas ‘waste line’ is urging Brits to watch the amount of food and packaging waste they generate this Christmas.

Trio of developments for WaxWrap

In a trio of announcements, eco-friendly brand WaxWrap is celebrating two major new developments as well as one award.

Organic textiles facilities up 34% worldwide

GOTS has published its Annual Report for 2021, revealing its sign-up list has, for the first time, reached five figures.  

Oceanic plastic debris is displacing marine life, study finds

The great Pacific Garbage Patch has been confirmed as the home of marine species usually found living on coastlines.

Spotlight series

Based on barley stem water, ORGANii’s four new shower gel formulas are concentrated, mild and suitable for the whole family.

HOWND kicks off collaboration with Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green Rovers – ‘the world’s greenest football club’ – has partnered with HOWND to underscore the benefits of plant-based dog food.

Industry in ‘high spirits’ as Danish Minister opens Eco Life Scandinavia

Danish Minister opens NOFF with the message that ‘together we can ... drive forward the organic way of producing sustainable products’.

New GW4 Alliance backed by Eden Project co-founder

The new GW4 Alliance of universities is being championed by the co-founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit KBE.

Speaker schedule centred around sustainability at Eco Life Scandinavia

The upcoming Eco Life Scandinavia will see a ‘stellar speaker line-up’ of experts centre their discussions around sustainability.

Tesco and Loop team for reusable packaging trial

Tesco has partnered with Loop to enable customers to buy products in reusable packaging that can be returned to be cleaned and reused.