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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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

78% of consumers unable to identify greenwashing, survey reveals

To coincide with Earth Day a new survey ‘unearthes’ the ethical and sustainable shopping habits of UK consumers.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

Lily’s Kitchen invests in first ever ad campaign

Natural pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen is investing in media worth £1.5 million in its first ever above the line campaign to drive brand awareness from this month.

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.

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.

Outback Organics creates first candle

Outback Organics has announced the release of the first candle to join its extensive range of natural skincare and beauty products.

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.

Colt & Willow creates plant-based cleaning solutions

New household cleaning brand Colt & Willow has launched with a range of sustainable, plant-based products created to look great as well as being effective.

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.

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.