10 Less Waste And Eco-Friendly Swaps

Why is reducing waste important?

Not only does it cost a lot of money, energy and natural resources to manufacture and transport new products, it also costs a great deal to process these products as waste once we’re done with them. The more rubbish we put in the ground, the more our landfills release toxic gases and substances that contribute to climate change, can kill plants and animals and contaminate our water supplies.

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How to tackle food waste

Food waste is one of the biggest problems in our world today. Every year in the United Kingdom, 18 million tonnes of food ends up in the landfill. Approximately a third of this waste is caused by the producers and the supply chain, another third from the retail and a third from the consumers. This issue has negative effects on the environment (waste of resources) but also to our economy (high landfill costs to dispose of) and our pockets. Continue reading “How to tackle food waste”

Paguro products incorporate a wide range of reclaimed, recycled & repurposed materials. Meet Yen Goo, the creator of paguroupcycle.com

Innovative, imaginative, practical, beautiful and eco-friendly are just a few of the qualities Paguro Upcycle products have to offer to the conscious consumer. Yen Goo, the brains behind Paguro Upcycle, brings together and showcases for us a collection of the world’s finest upcycled products, focusing on quality craftsmanship and contemporary design. Yen and her team collaborate with producers and designers who share their desire to create positive social and environmental change.

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Meet Tamsin Ivy Gordon the founder of Glitzbox who is shaking up the way you discover and buy jewellery

I am very excited to feature the amazing female entrepreneur Tamsin Ivy Gordon and her innovative business, Glitzbox!

Glitzbox is the UK’s first jewellery rental subscription set to revolutionise the way women buy and discover jewellery. The idea is based on the business model of “access economy” a type of business built on the sharing of resources. More popularly known as the sharing economy, the access economy suggests that “access” to goods and services may be more desirable than “ownership” of them. The result, in theory, is a lower environmental and cultural burden through mass consumption.
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