To celebrate 18 years of the Mooncup menstrual cup, the Brighton-based brand has launched a virtual ‘word of mouth’ campaign starring real Mooncup users.
Veganuary may be expecting its biggest ever uptake, but not everyone is happy that plant-based alternatives are being touted as a sustainable choice.
Holland & Barrett is implementing a 5p paper bag charge and donating the profits to a range of charitable causes that is already supports.
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.
As Nature Intended has announced the opening of its new Dulwich store on Saturday 7 September, which will bring its total shop count to seven.
At this month’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event, NATRUE’s regulatory & scientific officer Dr Hana Mušinović highlighted a new project to transform urban waste into marketable bio-products.
UK sustainable beauty brand Beauty Kitchen has announced the launch of what it says is the world’s first full-circle zero waste programme: Return. Refill. Repeat.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.
Natural and organic skincare brand Weleda has partnered with recycling experts Terracycle to ensure that all Weleda packaging can be recycled within the UK.
As well as launching new environmentally friendly packaging, Primrose’s Kitchen has announced that all its products are now 100% organic.
Independent retailer Better Food’s St Werburghs branch has completed the set-up of a packaging-free wall, in time for Zero Waste week, which takes place from today until 7 September.
Over one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reach supermarket shelves simply because of being misshapen or the wrong size, according to research from the University of Edinburgh.
London’s biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme Oddbox has smashed its crowdfunding target of £350,000, achieving a total of £520,000 in investment through Seedr.
The Government’s pledge to tackle plastic – ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’ – has been boosted by a commitment of £20 million via the new The Plastics Research and Innovation Fund.
Research has revealed that the majority (67%) of organic consumers expect produce to be packaged in a more environmentally-friendly way than non-organic.
‘Putting it on the plastic’ took on a new meaning at The Rubbish Café, launched by Ecover in London on 2 May, which ran for three days and accepted only plastic waste as currency.
The Government’s ongoing narrative around tackling waste and pollution generated from single-use plastic could see cotton buds, coffee stirrers and plastic straws added to Theresa May’s environmental action plan.
Further developments in the Government’s proposed new plastics policy have today been announced, with Michael Gove, environment secretary, confirming ministers plan to introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme.
In a move welcomed by campaigners for environmental and wildlife welfare, the chancellor Phillip Hammond is expected to announce a ‘call for evidence’ in next week’s budget on how a proposed tax on single-use plastics could reduce the impact of discarded plastic packaging on the environment.
Neal’s Yard Remedies has become the first high street chain retailer to offer free water refill stations to customers nationwide.
News in brief
July 3, 2020 Jane Wolfe
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years
Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store’s history as it marks a significant anniversary.
Rainforest Alliance publishes new Certification Program
The Rainforest Alliance has enhanced its sustainability certification, with the publication of a new programme embracing more robust criteria.
Biotiful Dairy makes debut in frozen category
UK kefir brand Biotiful Dairy has added a line of kefir ‘ice creams’ to its growing product portfolio, entering the frozen category for the first time.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
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