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

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 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.

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.

Consumers cotton on to organic and ethical clothing

Organic cotton, says the Soil Association (SA) is not only good for the environment, but good for business too, as consumer spend within the category rises.

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.

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.

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.

Green living solutions from The Squeeky Cleaners

In February, The Squeeky Cleaners will be unveiling a new solution for more eco-friendly house cleaning: a range of 100% natural, organic, vegan and pet-safe cleaning fluids packaged in aluminium bottles.

‘Plastic in product’ logo to mark plastic-free period products

The EC’s Single Use Plastic Directive rules that all disposable period products sold in the EU must display a ‘Plastic in product’ logo.

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’.

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.

Reusable containers safe during pandemic, scientists insist

More than 100 scientists this week signed a statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘It’s what the planet would choose’: Organic September returns with key...

The annual Organic September campaign has launched for 2021, aligning all corners of the sector with one key message: Nature has the answer.

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’.

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.

60% of schools not tackling period poverty, says charity

A scheme launched by the DfE which makes period products free to school pupils has seen under 40% uptake, reports the Free Period group.

Wiley’s Finest partners with OrganiCup to help end period poverty in...

Following its partnership with School in a Bag, Wiley’s Finest UK has teamed with OrganiCup to provide girls in Ghana with menstrual cups.

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.

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.

Totally Solid shower gels

This month sees Eat Grub co-founder Neil Whippey launch Shower Blocks – bubbly, hydrating and plastic-free alternatives to shower gel.