#lesseverydaywaste

spotlight on WATER FILTERS

Filtering without waste While tap water across the UK tends to be of a high standard, filtered water does remove a whole host of elements that are best avoided, from chlorine and limescale to heavy metals such as mercury, lead and dioxins. But how to avoid a plastic pile up in getting purer water?

spotlight on CRACKERS

Christmas crackers are almost obligatory around the table at Christmas time, but could this (wasteful) tradition be on its way out? More than 150 million crackers are pulled each festive season, but they have recently come under the spotlight for the fact that they often contain plastic toys that are thrown away (along with the remains of the pulled cracker) almost immediately afterwards.

spotlight on WRAPPING PAPER

Consumers in the UK will use 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year – most of this will end up in our bins. It’s hard for most to imagine a gift without its decorative paper casing, despite the persuasive environmental arguments against wrapping paper. So why do we wrap and what are the alternatives?

if not plastic, what's the alternative?

The news is all about supermarkets switching their packaging away from plastic...but what are these other materials, how do they differ and how do we dispose of them? Are you trying to make more sustainable choices when you shop, but so confused by all the terminology that is thrown about to try to convince you something is 'green'? You are not alone...

it's the most wasteful time of the year...

Christmas adverts are out…Edgar, Kevin, Olaf…excessively expensive commercials to tempt us the Christmas consumer in all of us It’s the most wonderful wasteful time of the year…we generate about 30 per cent more waste over the holidays, throwing away more than 100 million black bags to landfill, putting toxins into...