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

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.

Aroma Spray crosses the Channel

French brand Saint Côme has arrived in the UK with its Aroma Spray range of essential oil-based natural products.

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.

TODDS aims to scrub up well in the UK market

TODDS has introduced its 100% natural Coconut Scourers to the UK in a bid to offer a competitively priced plastic-free alternative.

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.

Because you’re Wearth it

October saw the launch of the eco-conscious e-commerce start-up Wearth London, which champions UK brands with sustainable values.

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.

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.

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.

Onya aims to wrap things up in UK market

Australian brand Onya has brought its line of reusable and recyclable household essentials to the UK market in a bid to help reduce single-use plastics.

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.

Amphora Aromatics brings fragrance to homes

Amphora Aromatics has introduced a range of six, 100% pure essential oil blends, from relaxing and balancing to head clearing and stimulating.

Sodasan gets tough with stains

Sodasan has created a new Lime Oil Power Cleaner which acts both as a surface cleaner and stain remover.

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.

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.  

Huxley Hound hunts down dragon investment

Huxley Hound organic veggie dog treat brand was victorious on Dragons’ Den after two of the dragons made an offer to invest.

Bio-D introduces 100% recycled bottles

Eco-friendly UK cleaning brand Bio-D has further boosted its green credentials by introducing new packaging made from 100% UK post-consumer waste.

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.

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.

Natural cleaning solutions from Green Goddess

Sussex-based, ethical brand Green Goddess recently launched to offer customers effective, non-toxic, plant-based cleaning solutions that are designed to feel luxurious to use yet are environmentally friendly.