How to Reduce Plastic Waste This Summer

Plastic Waste ‘Goes Up By 40% During the Summer’ – Here’s How to Reduce Your Consumption Summer is almost here and that can only mean it’s the season for picnics, BBQ’s and generally being outside. Although the sun is a welcome sight and is essential for our vitamin D production, the season also means our use of plastic increases. Even though single-use plastic is convenient, it’s effect on the environment can...

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Five Easy Plastic Swaps to Make Today

Ever since David Attenborough released Blue Planet II, the issue of plastic pollution has been firmly in the public consciousness. Up until then, many of us had not realized the true impact of our throw-away culture and even now, plastic is seen as an irreplaceable product. It is absolutely vital in some situations, for example, fire-fighters wear special plastic-based uniforms to protect them from fires and medical supplies are required...

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How Has the Pandemic Affected the Climate Crisis?

The worldwide lockdown represented a unique opportunity for the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and give the environment a break. While early reports suggested that COVID had been instrumental in reducing air pollution, concerns about the climate continue to build. So, what is the current situation and how has the pandemic influenced this? The Bad News First The past 40 years has seen an incredible rise in the earth’s temperatures,...

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5 Ways to Make Your Lifestyle More Sustainable

Protecting the Earth for future generations is at the forefront of many people’s minds across the world. Nearly everything humans do in their day-to day lives has an impact on the environment including the food you eat and the car you drive. Making just small changes to your lifestyle can help to reduce the impact you have on the environment. Sustainable living: what is it? Sustainable living is about the reducing the...

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22nd March is World Water Day

World Water Day is all about what water means to people. Here at Hydratem8 water is central to everything we do. To us water is about staying hydrated and preventing illness. But that’s not all, as part of our charity work, we donate 10p from every product sold to Toilet Twinning, a charity campaign that aims to provide proper sanitation, hygiene education and clean water to the world’s poorest communities. Water...

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World Kidney Day

The kidneys are a vital organ that play a key role in many aspects of human health. World Kidney Days is held on the second Thursday in March every year with the aim to raise awareness about these cool but often overlooked organs. What is World Kidney Day? World Kidney Day is a global campaign and occurs every year. It aims to highlight the importance of the kidneys in human health as...

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International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and here are the facts you need to know to help you celebrate! There are many ways you can get involved in International Women’s Day (IWD) from supporting female-owned businesses to sending the women in your life inspiring messages or even exchanging flowers. But do you really know what it’s all about? Keep reading to find out more! What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is a United Nations...

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Fairtrade Fortnight 22nd February – 7 March 2021

For two weeks every year, the UK celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight. It is the perfect opportunity for individuals and businesses alike to share their stories about the people who are responsible for growing the food needed for our favourite foods and beverages as well as the material used to make our clothes and the precious metals they mine to produce stunning jewellery. What is Fairtrade? Simply put, Fairtrade is about compensating farmers and...

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