Natural Living

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

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.

Waitrose launches in-store soft plastic recycling scheme

Waitrose has become the latest UK supermarket to offer an in-store soft plastic recycling scheme for shoppers.

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.

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.

Earthshot Prize awards ‘ground-breaking’ environmental solutions

After a ten-month global search, the first winners of the prestigious Earthshot Prize have been named at London's Alexandra Palace.

Creating momentum: the year ahead for the OTB

Roger Kerr, financial director of the OTB, reports ‘robust’ financial health despite challenging economic conditions.

A breakthrough for textile circular economy

In a joint venture between Project Plan B and Salvation Army Trading Company polyester textiles have been recycled back into raw materials.

Spotlight series

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

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.

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.  

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%.

The Cheeky Panda announces plans to float on London Stock Exchange

The Cheeky Panda says it is on its way to becoming the first crowdfunded business to pursue an IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Light up for a soporific scent

New from natural wellness brand Green Goddess is the Slumber Sleep Candle, designed to induce a peaceful night’s sleep.

Tesco and Loop team for reusable packaging trial

Tesco has partnered with Loop to enable customers to buy products in reusable packaging that can be returned to be cleaned and reused.

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. launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

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

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’.

Defra makes the case for reusable nappies

An updated Life Cycle Assessment by Defra has this week concluded that reusable nappies produce 25% less CO2 than single-use equivalents.

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.