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Getting back to nature in 2021

It’s a brand new year, a brand new decade, and if 2020 taught us anything it’s that being indoors all the time can wreak havoc on your wellbeing. Sometimes even on the darkest of days, a short walk outside and a breath of fresh air is the simplest of pleasures.  Being out in nature has a multitude of benefits for both your physical and mental health. So in 2021, our new year’s resolution is to help you keep up the habit of regularly breathing in the great outdoors.  How to connect with nature in lockdown At the time of writing, daily outdoor exercise such as walking, running, cycling, sports and swimming is still permitted during the pandemic. While gyms and...

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Top Tips For Veganuary

Packing lunch for yourself, partner or children is the best way to help you and your family stick to your new vegan diet. It's also a lot cheaper and nutritious then buying lunch in a supermarket and let's be honest prepacked sandwiches are gross!

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The Ethical Guide to Christmas

The zero waste movement is arguable the antithesis of Christmas – a time of  consumption and over-indulgence. But far from being for the seasonal Scrooge, buying more consciously at Christmas means all of the joy without the guilt of chucking huge amounts of leftovers in the compost bin and adding to the mountains of rubbish once celebrations are over. Merry Christmas everyone!

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The true cost of fast fashion, and how to fight back

Do you know the true cost of your clothes? The dominant fast fashion business model is designed to exploit people and the planet, so behind those affordable prices and trend-led designs lies a murky world of waste, pollution and human rights violations.  Since the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, where a Bangladesh garment factory collapsed and killed 1,138 workers, people have been waking up to the colossal social and environmental impacts of our addiction to fast fashion. Tragically, factory accidents still happen on a regular basis due to a lack of health and safety regulations.  Workers are still paid less than a living wage, face harassment and violence, and their unions are consistently denied the right to fight for better...

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A Starter Guide To Zero Waste Holidays

As holidays start to roll in, social media gets flooded with celebratory photos. Halloween decorations, US Thanksgiving meals, perfectly-wrapped gifts under a Christmas tree - you name it. What we don’t usually see in these photos is the amount of plastic used during the holiday season. Plastic and unnecessary waste that, when we think about it, can be avoided. See, the more we talk about zero waste holidays, the less daunting it would feel. Because we know, the idea of paying attention to every non-recyclable item you use and exerting efforts not to use it - it’s not that easy. That’s why we need to talk about it more often. Threats of Too Much Plastic Waste For the most part,...

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