The Terrifying Rise of Bottled Water

Just in case you are not yet aware, we are in the middle of a climate crisis. So far, 13 countries have declared a global environmental emergency, including the UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada and France, to name just a few. With plastic convenience products at the forefront of the blame, it is therefore surprising to note that sales of bottled water continue to rise. In 2018, our country consumed 4.2 billion...

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Carbon dioxide is thought to be a major contributor to climate change, acting as a blanket around the earth and warming it up. Even a slight increase in temperature can have dramatic effects on ecosystems around the world, so keeping our carbon emissions to a minimum is important for environmental health. Your carbon footprint is a way of measuring how much carbon dioxide is released as a result of your daily...

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Ten Eye-Watering Facts About Plastic Pollution

Plastic. It is literally everywhere – an unavoidable material in homes, businesses and leisure activities. Since its birth in 1869, it has grown into a necessary product within everyday life, its long-lasting durable nature making it an ideal component of many things. Of course, the overwhelming optimism that came along with its creation has long since vanished, as we learn about the damage it is doing to our environment. Here are...

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Earth: The Home of 8.3 Billion Tonnes of Plastic

It’s hard to know what to call where we live at the moment, is it Earth or is it planet plastic? The total amount of plastic made is astonishing – according to US scientists in 2017, the figure was 8.3 billion tonnes. To put that into perspective, 8.3 billion tonnes is equal, in weight, to: 822 000 Eiffel Towers or 25 000 Empire State Buildings or 1 billion elephants or 80...

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