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    Have an eco-friendly bonfire night

    The words eco-friendly and bonfire night almost seem like a juxtaposition and whilst burning wood and setting off fireworks aren’t exactly climate friendly, there are ways you can celebrate in a fun and a more eco-friendly way. What is bonfire night? Sometimes referred to as bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night, is a holiday celebrated in Great Britain on 5th November. The event commemorates the failed plot to assassinate King James I and his parliament in 1605. To celebrate the King surviving, people lit bonfires around London. The day eventually became a public holiday. In the same tradition as they did in 1605, people today light bonfires and set off fireworks. Is…

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    How to have an eco-friendly Halloween

    With Halloween just around the corner, we have 5 tips on how you can have a sustainable and eco-friendly 31st October with very little waste. With most holidays, Halloween can often lead to a lot of waste and unnecessary purchases. Not only does this have a huge impact on your bank balance, it’s also bad for the environment and is contributing towards climate change. With pumpkins, costumes and decorations, there are a lot of ways we can be wasting money and damaging the environment when we’re enjoying the occasion. Here are our 5 top tips on how to have an eco-friendly halloween that won’t contribute towards climate change. Sustainable costumes Try not…

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    Six Ways To Use Your Pumpkin This October

    October is the month of the mighty pumpkin! From making delicious food to putting your pumpkin to use in the garden, there are more ways to use a pumpkin than you’d think. It’s estimated that 14.5 million pumpkins will go to waste this October in the UK alone! After carving, most pumpkins guts are thrown away along with their seeds. Whilst jack-o-lanterns have made pumpkins incredibly popular a horrifying amount of pumpkins go uneaten and unused every year. Tossing your pumpkin straight into the rubbish bin after 31st October leads to landfills producing more methane – a greenhouse gas even more dangerous than carbon dioxide. Not only this, but the resources used…

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    Have You Tried Your Local Market Yet?

    Nearly every town or village has one and they’re a staple of the community – but when was the last time you checked out what your local market had to offer? The COVID-19 pandemic certainly changed the way we, as consumers, shopped. Now, local markets are leading the way, not only to improve the economy, but to help tackle climate change and promote sustainable living. So, what are the benefits of shopping at your local market? It’s right on your doorstep 🚪 There’s a reason local markets have been around since the 11th century in England – they’re positioned in the heart of the community and for many people, a stone’s throw…

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    How To Recycle Old Electronics

    How many old phones are in the drawers in your bedroom right now? Any old gadgets in the kitchen that you bought, most likely in the January sale, that are now collecting dust? No shame in any of this, we’re just as guilty. It’s unbelievably easy to accumulate electronics and technology from mobile phones to old kettles, our homes are full of electronics going to waste. The first thing to say is, don’t bin electronics!  Everything with a plug, battery or cable must be recycled separately from your general rubbish, most councils make this clear on their website.  To help declutter the wires from your home in the most eco-friendly way possible,…

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    Spring cleaning? Here’s the eco-friendly way!

    The sun is out, and we feel the need to spring clean! Open all of the windows to let the fresh air in, enjoy the first flowers coming through and finally try to organise our lives. As with all home projects our first instinct was to consult our friends, family and of course the internet for advice on how to tackle the big cleaning project. Unfortunately, a lot of recommendations online seem to revolve around buying new organisational systems, throwing out or donating things you no longer need and covering everything in bleach. This led us to thinking there must be a way to get that fresh start feeling to spring without…