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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Bamford is smelling sweet

Natural and organic brand Bamford has introduced a new range of Willow Diffusers available in three blended fragrances.

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.

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.

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’.

HTC Health expands into pet nutrition

Supplement company HTC Health has extended its offer into the pet nutrition category with a range of nutritional supplements for dogs.

Natracare ‘proves industry wrong’ in NPD first

Growing concern about the presence of fatbergs in the UK’s sewers, along with mounting plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, has led organic personal hygiene brand Natracare to develop and launch what it says is Europe’s ‘first truly flushable' moist tissue wipe.

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.

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.

Join the Zero Waste Club

January saw the launch of the Zero Waste Club, a new plastic-free online grocery portal founded by 20-year-old Pawan Saunya and his business partner Rishi Gupta.

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.