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All hail the plastic-free teabag!

All hail the plastic-free teabag!

Fancy a cuppa?  Sure, but think of where the plastic is going when you pop the used bag in the bin.  If you have a compost heap – fantastic! (You can even have a small one on your balcony or porch if you don’t have a garden).      Try and avoid these, which still (unfortunately) have plastic: PG Tips, Tetley, Twinings 'heat-sealed' and 'string and tag' ranges, Yorkshire Tea & Lidl own brand.     Some brands that offer plastic free teabags (including packaging) which I love are: Abel & Cole, Clipper, Co-op own brand 99, Pukka Herbs, Teapigs,...

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To degrade or biodegrade - that is the question!

To degrade or biodegrade - that is the question!

Do I choose degradable or biodegradable products? In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short period of time after disposal, typically a year or less.  Degradable products, on the other hand, are mostly oil-based and break down through chemical reactions rather than organically by microorganisms.  Degradable products do not break down completely and turn into organic material, instead they break apart into microscopic pieces which can still harm the environment.  check out this great link for more information: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/blog/454/biodegradable-degradable-and-compostable-whats-the-difference.html Stay tuned - EcoFeminii are...

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Plastic takes 500 years to decompose

Plastic takes 500 years to decompose

The stats are astounding.  And utterly concerning.  Furthermore, some plastic items take up to 1000 years to decompose.  Let's not leave our future generations in crisis, and deal with the crisis we have right now.  We can do it together!

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How earth-aware are you?

How earth-aware are you?

So many of us are moving toward a zero-waste lifestyle these days.  It's so encouraging.  So, how earth-aware are you?  Even small changes make a big difference.  Follow us over coming weeks to see some of the changes we've made and those we are working towards.

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Can you cycle to work?

Can you cycle to work?

Cycling to work helps you stay fit and healthy, burns a lot of calories, and reduces you carbon footprint too.  If you cycle 9 miles to work and back 5 days a week, you will burn about 4000 calories a week.  By not using your car, over the course of a year you are saving about 321kg of CO2.  Arrive to work feeling pumped and ready for the day ahead.  Cycle safe, use cycle highways and parks where you can.  

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