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Environment

Refill and Reuse – the plastic revolution

Plastic pollution is a huge problem, with water bottles that are tossed away after a single use contributing heavily to this. Free water refill points are now being introduced around the country to combat this waste – what does this entail, and how can we cut down even more on…
HydrateM8
25/01/2018
Environment

The Latte Levy – how long will it take to put in place?

Somewhere across the course of human evolution, we have entered the age of convenience. Regardless of our material economic status, more and more of us are time-poor, ensuring that retailers and consumers rely heavily on disposable packaging to ensure a quick and easy turnaround. This may be useful to a…
HydrateM8
09/01/2018
Environment

Prince Charles – ‘Save our oceans’

After shocking images of many parts of the world appeared in the press this month, Prince Charles has spoken out about the devastating effects that plastic has, and is increasingly having on our seas and oceans – yet alone the knock on effects in the food chain and environmental health.…
HydrateM8
17/12/2017
Environment

Why has water in a box not become popular in the UK?

Drinking water, whilst readily available from just about any tap in the first world, remains a popular consumer product all over the world. Sales of bottled water in the UK continue to grow year on year, reaching an all-time high in 2016 – presumably a consequence of an increased awareness…
HydrateM8
20/11/2017
Environment

Don’t Refill Disposable Plastic Water Bottles

So you are just off for a run, and last night you drank the last bit of water in your shop-bought plastic bottle. You know you will be desperate for some hydration, so what’s wrong with refilling the empty bottle that you haven’t yet thrown away? Using a plastic water…
HydrateM8
01/11/2016