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Natural Living

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

Time is ‘running out’ for climate change, warns CCC

The Climate Change Committee says ‘time is running out for realistic climate commitments’ after delays to the Government’s Ten-Point Plan.

Mama & Baby Awards celebrate 2021’s natural and organic winners

Held today, the 8th Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards saw a plethora of innovative new products from the natural and organic sector.

UK law to formally recognize animals as sentient beings

For the first time under UK law animals are to be formally recognized as sentient beings in a series of animal welfare reforms.

Trashed: UK plastic waste burns in Turkey, says Greenpeace

Approximately 40% of the UK’s plastic waste is exported to Turkey before being illegally dumped and burned, says a new Greenpeace report.

78% of consumers unable to identify greenwashing, survey reveals

To coincide with Earth Day a new survey ‘unearthes’ the ethical and sustainable shopping habits of UK consumers.

Natracare lobbies for ‘truth in labelling’ with Californian non-profit

Natracare has partnered with US-based National Stewardship Action Council to offer confidence to US consumers over the labelling of wipes.

Natexpo introduces dedicated ‘eco zone’

Ahead of its Paris edition, 24-26 October, Natexpo unveils a new initiative which puts ‘eco products’ and ‘eco services’ in the spotlight.

New Zealand to offer free period products to schoolchildren

New Zealand has become the latest country to promise free period products in schools in Government efforts to stamp out period poverty.

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’.