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Weekly Environmental news update January 2020

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week the celebrate Thailand's 20-year plan to completely ban plastic, the National Grid released reports the UK was fuelled on more renewable energy than fossil fuels in 2019, Single-use plastic bans could be more damaging to the planet based on CO2 emissions from alternatives, a new protein has been made 'from thin air' by Finnish scientists which could compete with soya and major Indonesian floods sadly cause deaths across the capital.

Weekly Environmental news update December 2019

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week there is a rise in veganism, Seychelles are taking climate action into their own hands, statistics show UK cities produce half of the country's CO2 emissions, Australian fires continue to spread and scientists have found a way to 'scrub' CO2 from smoke stacks in the US.

The environmental Christmas Tree tradition is growing

ere have been great discussions this year as people become more environmentally conscious around the Christmas tree tradition. What is better for the planet – artificial or real? We have seen a new wave of innovation year on year as many have shunned the two traditional routes and created their own style of tree. Now that we all have our trees up and are counting down until Santa arrives, we wanted to show your our favourite eco trees this holiday season.

How to make your own environmentally friendly Christmas crackers

This Christmas avoid bringing unwanted plastic toys into your home and make your own Christmas crackers. No one ever really uses a mini set of cards, puzzle pieces, moustache combs or packs of dice. It is really easy to make your own crackers and fill them with goodies that your family will enjoy.

Weekly Environmental news update December 2019

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week we highlight the following climate issues. A worrying rise in dead zones in oceans. Victoria Falls at risk of drying up due to climate change. Government redact 77% of fracking report. Air pollution reduction can prevent deaths within weeks. Indian Ocean Dipole causes droughts and bush fires at the same time.

Have yourself a sustainable Christmas

: The season is upon us for mulled wine, mince pies and all things spiced. For us Christmas is all about time with friends and family, board games, gifts and a lovely filling dinner, but sadly it can be the most wasteful holiday of the year.

Did you know there is hidden plastic in tea bags?

The first part in our hidden plastic mini series is all about an everyday item that most of us in the UK use and dispose of 2-3 times a day on average. Plastic is quite literally everywhere, it’s hidden in products from drinks cans to chewing gum, but did you know it’s in your tea bags? Until recently neither did we

Five common recycling myths busted!

Since becoming more eco we’ve heard, and believed, our fair share of myths around recycling. On reading up on this topic we found even more that we had believed! Here are our top five everyday recycling myths busted!

Easy vegan breakfast recipe for overnight oats

This is hands down the worlds easiest recipes and makes for a really filling and healthy breakfast, just prepare the night before! Ingredients are limited to 6 for the basic recipe but are unlimited if you want to add more flavour

Plastic Free July in review, what we learnt

Over the past month millions of people across the world took up the challenge of Plastic Free July. The aim is to simply cut out single use plastics for the month but in reality how easy is it?