Research conducted by MPA has found that even after the pollution issue has been driven home by the media, 3% of UK adults still don’t recycle plastic.
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.
Veganuary may be expecting its biggest ever uptake, but not everyone is happy that plant-based alternatives are being touted as a sustainable choice.
In a new initiative, Holland & Barret is to trial selling products past their best before end date in an attempt to achieve its zero waste to landfill goal.
Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
Giki has introduced a Hero badge to its shopping app to reward the most sustainable and healthy products available in major UK supermarkets.
Friends of the Earth, Stroud Brewery and Toast Ale have launched Flour Power – an organic amber ale collaboration produced using sustainable solutions.
Canadian certified B Corporation Flow launched its full range of Alkaline Spring Water at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
UK-based organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has become only the 13th company in the UK (Tesco, Marks & Spencer, and Coca Cola European Partners being among the others) to have its climate goal – to be zero carbon by 2030 – validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Confirmation comes shortly […]
Deepening public and political consternation around plastic pollution is becoming a ‘dangerous distraction’ from a far bigger challenge – the urgent need to control climate change.
A survey has found that British adults are more likely to be influenced by health, cost and convenience when purchasing food.
The sixth annual Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017 are now open for entries, and for the first time they are accepting submissions from global beauty brands. Dawn Del Russo – TV style expert and fashion presenter – has been confirmed as the USA judge for the awards and will be joined by her sister, make-up artist […]
Walk into any department store in Europe and you’ll find yourself assaulted on all fronts by a dizzying array of cosmetic counters, a thick fog of chemically enhanced fragrance and over-zealous, commission-paid reps wearing painted-on Cheshire cat grins. It’s enough to make you feel like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and wound up in […]
Aduna’s Great Green Wall pilot bears fruit
February 27, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Aduna’s partnership with the Great Green Wall has achieved some significant results as it strives to build a global value chain for baobab in rural Africa.
Personal experience is fuelling a fresh wave of natural nootropics to help consumers back to mental balance, says Matt Chittock (more…)
Abel & Cole trials innovative refill delivery service
Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a refillables trial which will remove single-use packaging from a variety of products.
New report highlights gender pay gap in chocolate trade
Research from the Fairtrade Foundation looking at women cocoa farmers has found that many face an even worse situation than their male counterparts.
The rise of clean and conscious
The Natural Beauty & Spa Show (part of Natural & Organic Products Europe) is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect at Europe’s leading natural beauty show … (more…)
… packaging, water, excess ingredients, pollutants. There is a huge amount of interest in the ‘zero waste’ movement at the moment, but it’s not a simple concept. Here Jane Wolfe poses the question: can zero waste really exist in the beauty industry? (more…)
From topping up a tan and soothing sunburnt skin to luscious lashes and salty tresses, the natural beauty industry has summer in the (beach) bag, reports Matt Chittock (more…)
As we become more aware of our impact on the environment it seems even the newest arrival in the family can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores new options out there for parents looking to go green (more…)
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]