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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.

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.

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.  

Whales and dolphins: ‘allies in the fight against climate change’

A study by WDC reveals that the number of whale and dolphin species known to be affected by marine litter has increased from 37% to 81%.

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.

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.

Store Brighton brings sustainable shopping to Fiveways

Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.

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.

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.

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.

OrganiCup changes name to AllMatters to suit product line expansion

OrganiCup has rebranded to AllMatters to coincide with the expansion of its range beyond menstrual cups into other personal care products.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wildflower specialist Seedball’s new limited edition LOVE and Love Bees gift sets aim to encourage wildlife and protect bees this Christmas.

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.

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.