Natural Living

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

Handy hacks for a sustainable lifestyle

Planet-Friendly Hacks Simple Tips and Budget-Friendly Advice for Sustainable Living by Elizabeth Ajao is positioned as a simple, useful guide.

Greenest capitals in Europe revealed

Paris has taken the crown as Europe’s greenest capital by new research which looks at the number of parks and wildlife areas.

Smol and Magpie team for The Big Laundry Plastic Amnesty in...

Eco-laundry brand smol and Brighton's Magpie Recycling Co-op have joined forces to launch Brighton’s first Big Laundry Plastic Amnesty.

Free period products become law in Scotland

A bill approved by MSPs in 2020 has come into effect, making Scotland the first country to offer free period products to all who need them.

Baby boomers ahead of Gen Z in sustainable habits

New GWI research shows that Brits are making a more conscious effort to live sustainably – but it’s not Gen Z leading the way.

No more leaks with Organyc’s new organic cotton range

Organyc has introduced a line of 100% organic and super-absorbent, cotton bladder leakage pads and protective underwear with odour control.

Sustainability: luxury or ethical choice amid inflation?

New data indicates that for 48% of UK consumers cost is becoming a barrier to buying eco-friendly products as inflation soars.

Beauty Shortlist celebrates ECO and Mama & Baby Award winners

The Beauty Shortlist has announced the winners of its ECO Awards – now in their second year – and its Mama & Baby Awards.

New Organic Textile Week launched by GOTS & OTB

GOTS and the Organic Trade Board have jointly announced the launch of the new Organic Textile Week, due to take place in May 2023.

MOAM Organics launches with refillable solutions for home and body

UK brand MOAM Organics has launched with a range of aromatherapy-led home, laundry and skincare products which are refillable and recyclable.

Non-profits challenge consumers to quantify plastic consumption

Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic are challenging consumers to count the amount of plastic waste they generate for one week.

The sustainability squeeze: environment vs finances

Research reveals that almost half of Brits ‘can’t afford to be more sustainable’ as the cost of living rises.

Brits bin 7,000 single-use items a year

A nationwide study reveals the vast quantity of single-use waste generated by Brits – and wipes, tea bags and nappies are topping the charts.

Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards 2022 open for entries

Entry is now open for the Beauty Shortlist ECO Awards, founded last year to encourage consumers to lead a less throw-away lifestyle.

Zero-waste stores ‘face crisis’

A report in the i newspaper has revealed that refill stores are facing crisis as ‘shoppers lose interest in zero-waste lifestyles’.

Creating momentum: the year ahead for the OTB

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

Government ‘abandons’ protection of pollinators

Following a decision to authorize emergency use of thiamethoxam, the SA says Defra has ‘abandoned’ its commitment to protect bees.

Innovative Stainless Steel Soap from Clean Living

The latest innovation from Clean Living is a new Stainless Steel Soap, designed as a zero-waste way to eliminate unwanted odours from hands.

DrinkWell claims UK first with biodegradable water bottle

Marking its first foray into the soft drinks market, DrinkWell has launched the UK’s first fully biodegradable on-the-go water bottle.

Sustainable online retailer Ecovibe undergoes revamp

Ecovibe is going through some changes, including a fresh look and innovative new services to make sustainable living as easy as possible.