Antibacterial cleaners; the issues facing our health and our environment

When I was young I do not remember there being so many different ‘antibacterial’ products on the shelves. The antibacterial products market has exploded, it is estimated that the cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy. These days, the majority of brands have an antibacterial option available; Antibacterial gel Antibacterial wipes Antibacterial […]

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Ten ideas to reduce Christmas wrapping waste
Ten ideas to reduce Christmas wrapping waste

The Huffpost reported that “Britons will use enough wrapping paper this Christmas to cover Brighton and Hove””Use less and recycle more” is the message coming out of a recent report by several environmental and animal charitiesWaste facts:Around 114,000 tonnes of plastic packaging will be thrown away and not recycled – which is more than the weight of 3.3 […]

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Circular economy; what role can new technologies play?
Circular economy; what role can new technologies play_

What is the circular economy?There is no exact definition for ‘circular economy’ but broadly speaking it is an economy which encourages zero waste.The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report provides a useful definition of the circular economy:There are powerful drivers for pursuing a circular economy: although a circular approach may not be a feasible solution in every circumstance, […]

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