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

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’.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recycled material called into action for H&M collection

Organic, vegan and innovative recycled materials are all called into action in H&M's latest 'circular fashion' collection.

Lots of GOTS: organic textile mark sees highest ever growth

GOTS, the international organic textile standard, reports the highest growth in certified operations ever last year, reports Jin Manson.

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.

Green living solutions from The Squeeky Cleaners

In February, The Squeeky Cleaners will be unveiling a new solution for more eco-friendly house cleaning: a range of 100% natural, organic, vegan and pet-safe cleaning fluids packaged in aluminium bottles.

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.

Waitrose tells Oxford customers to BYO

A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.  

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.

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.