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

Winners of the Beauty Shortlist and Eco Lifestyle Awards revealed

Today sees the winners of the Beauty Shortlist Awards and the (brand new for 2021) Eco Lifestyle Awards announced.

Vegan Society registers clothing/footwear verification test

A vegan verification test developed by Eurofins I Chem-MAP for clothing and footwear has been registered with The Vegan Society.

Green People claims UK pet first with allPaws organic grooming range

Green People has started pampering pets as well as people with the launch of the UK’s first certified organic range of pet grooming products.

OTB in new partnership with GOTS

The OTB and GOTS have announced a new partnership, joining forces to support the UK’s organic textile sector.

Central England Co-op teams with Suma Wholefoods for zero waste refill...

Central England Co-op has partnered with Suma to trial a zero waste refill station in its new £3 million flagship concept store in Lichfield.

Getvov.com launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, Getvov.com is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Stamp out plastic sample sachets experts urge in open letter

Campaigners, business leaders and MPs have written an open letter to call for sample sachets to be included in single-use plastic bans.

London wellness brand KYEM launches with crystal-based hand protection

New independent wellness brand KYEM has come to market with a Crystal-Activated Hand Protection Spray combining ‘energy, nature and science’.

Soil Association releases tips for a sustainable Christmas

The Soil Association has released tips for a sustainable Christmas, citing ‘small changes’ which ‘make a world of difference’ to the planet.

Greenscents becomes first UK household brand to get POFCAP certified

Somerset-based company Greenscents has become the first organic laundry and household cleaning brand to be certified palm oil-free in the UK. The brand’s entire range...

Nutricare crowdfunds to launch STRAP compostable sports tape

Nutricare founder James Dutton is crowdfunding to develop STRAP – the world’s first 100% compostable sports tape produced from bamboo fibre.

Natracare welcomes Government move to axe tampon tax

Natracare welcomes the Government decision to remove the 5% VAT rate on period care products, more commonly known as the ‘tampon tax’.

DAME expands range with innovative reusable period pads

In its mission to make periods sustainable, acceptable and accessible to all DAME has ‘redesigned the period pad for the 21st Century’.

Scotland in period product world first

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free to ‘anyone who needs them’, in a scheme approved by MSPs.

UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with...

UKRI and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK and India.

New Eco Lifestyle Awards launch for 2021

The Beauty Shortlist has announced the launch of its global Eco Lifestyle Awards which will shine a spotlight on the most sustainable brands.

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

A new ‘super enzyme’ has been engineered by scientists to degrade plastic, signalling major developments in recycling.  

Refills: there’s a City to Sea app for that

City to Sea has extended its Refill campaign to include an app to help consumers find refill locations and reduce their use of plastic.

Start-up Spruce starts a ‘refill revolution’

Spruce is starting ‘a refill revolution’ with the launch of its plastic- and toxin-free refillable cleaning products.

Treat hand gels as last resort, or risk superbug ‘armageddon’

Prolonged use of hand gels during the pandemic could lead to a superbug 'armageddon situation', an expert in surface disinfection has warned.