How to Grow Your Own Superfood

Being healthy does not require doctors and medical help as long as you take care of yourself at a most basic level. While the food will be your medicine, superfood will grant you superpowers of longevity, amazing immune system, and radiant younger look. It doesn’t even have to cost a fortune since you can have your own ‘’pharmacy’’ in the secret of your backyard, where you can have an unlimited feast on your medicine without any side effects. Growing these amazing fruits and veggies is fairly easy, so green up your fingers and supply your family with healthy bites.

Goji Berries

Related to tomatoes, these are enormously healthy and rich in nutrients that improve eyesight, boost the immune system and delays the aging process. Goji berries are easy to grow since they will make it on any soil type, as long as there is plenty of sunlight and regular watering.  Goji starts fruiting in midsummer until the first frost in the fall and make sure to cut them by two-thirds each fall to keep the solid shape.

Goji Berries

Quinoa

Rich in protein, amino acids, and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, quinoa is more than beneficial in prevention and treatment of diseases. Although quinoa is proven to be difficult to grow for commercial use, you can grow this plant in the garden. The best time for planting quinoa is April when the ground starts warming. Place some well-rotted manure underneath and harvest it in the fall. Before rubbing the seeds, hang the plants to dry for a while.

Oregano

Even though used as a spice, oregano is full of nutrients that can boost immunity, improve heart, bones, and digestion. In addition to that, oregano has antibacterial properties and is highly beneficial in improving the functionality of metabolism. You can easily grow it indoors since it requires fairly moderate temperatures, a bit drier soil and six to eight hours of the sun.

Oregano

Blueberries

A handful of blueberries a day will reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, not to mention that they are a powerful antioxidant. Blueberries can thrive only in a full sun and well-drained soil. Consider planting them in raised beds to ensure drainage and add some organic fertilizer. Since they are shallow rooted plants, they require more water than rest of the fruits.

Broccoli

Since it is rich in vitamin C, fibers and folate, broccoli reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is a cool season crop, but it can be planted in spring also. Broccoli requires full sun, cool weather, rich soil and proper watering. For maintaining the moisture of the soil install Hoselink retractable hose reels in your garden, since it will provide the right level of moist during the sunny days while it won’t take too much space.

Broccoli

Sweet Potatoes

They are the most nutritional veggie out there full of minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. Sweet potatoes, aside from being delicious is a top source of vitamin A and which is more important, it is quite easy to grow. They can be grown in a poor soil as long as you are adding some organic compost and avoid watering them too much for they can easily rot.

Kale

A king of healthy greens, kale is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibers and numerous cancer-fighting substances. Kale is cold weather crop which tastes best after the frost. Kale prefers full sun, average fertility soil and well-drained but moist ground. Avoid planting the kale near beans, tomatoes or strawberries.

Kale

Ginger

A superfood worthy of its label, ginger is super healthy and can help in fighting various infections, inflammations, pains, and morning sickness. It also improves brain function and protects against Alzheimer's disease. Growing ginger is simple as long as you have rich soil and keep it away from direct sunlight. Also, ginger prefers humidity and moist ground, but avoid overwatering for it may drain away the nutrients.

Almost every fruit and veggie has a health elevating effect while the superfoods listed above is just a small part of Nature’s pharmacy. With some minimal effort and a little dirt on the hands, you can have a healthy treasure growing in your garden, providing the best quality food for yourself and your loved ones.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 26, 2017 at 9:45 am

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Paper Is One of The Most Recycled Products in The World

We use a wealth of paper but the majority of people seem to understand that it’s important to do so in a sustainable way. This infographic from Colourfast takes you through the progress we are making with recycling paper but also highlights the work that still needs to be done. America and Europe have both made incredible progress on this front in recent years which is great to see.

One point of note is that while paper is being recycled more, we still struggle to recycle other important items. Why it is that more paper is recovered than the total amount of glass, metal, and plastic recycled? This really needs to be examined closely.

However, it is of course still encouraging to see the progress we are making with paper recycling. More types of paper can perhaps be recycled than you think and you can learn about what can and can’t be recycled in the infographic. Check it out now.

Paper - One of the Most Recycled Products in the World

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

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How to Create an Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Living Space for Your Family

Designing an outdoor living space will provide you and your family with a natural sanctuary where you can spend quality time together and escape the burdens of technology. This is a great opportunity for you to go green, reduce your household’s ecological footprint and create a healthy and sustainable environment where you won’t be exposed to harmful toxins. Here are several ideas that can help you create an eco-friendly oasis of serenity and tranquillity.

Pick sustainable materials

Depending on the type of outdoor space you want to design, you have plenty of options when it comes to building materials. If you want to add a wooden deck, you can use reclaimed wood, bamboo or cork, all of which are eco-friendly and stylish.
Other sustainable materials include natural stone, brick, recycled plastic, rubber and permeable concrete that you can use for paving your outdoor sanctuary. These eco-friendly hardscape options come in a variety of shapes, colours and textures, so you can easily find a design that fits the general style of your home.

Repurpose and reuse

Instead of spending a fortune on new outdoor furniture and decoration, you should reinvent your old items and give them a new purpose. For example, if you have several old chairs collecting dust in the attic, you can give them a makeover and transform them into a lovely outdoor bench. Your new bench needs some comfy cushions? You can upholster your old ones with eco-friendly fabrics in just a few easy steps. Take a look around your house and see whether you can use what you already have to design a stylish and peaceful outdoor living area. Not only will you protect the environment and increase your savings, but you’ll also add an authentic character to your outdoor haven.

Go for energy-saving lighting

Every outdoor sanctuary needs appropriate lighting that will create an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Since regular incandescent lights have a short lifespan, consume a lot of energy and emit carbon dioxide, you should consider installing eco-friendly lighting options. You can go with LED string lights and place them in the bushes or trees for a subtler vibe. Of course, going solar is the eco-friendliest lighting alternative for your outdoor living area. You can use solar lighting to line your walkway or illuminate your lounge area. Since it gives out a warm, natural glow, this type of lighting is perfect for creating a pleasant and enjoyable ambiance.

Embrace nature

An outdoor sanctuary isn’t complete without nature itself, so make room for plenty of flowers, shrubs and trees. Not only will plants transform your outdoor space into a natural oasis, but they will also increase the air quality, minimising the levels of possible air pollutants. However, when choosing plants for your backyard haven, you should stick to native species to reduce the negative effects of transportation on the environment and lower your bills by reducing your water consumption (plants native to your region typically require less water).
To make your outdoor space even greener, you can choose pollinator-friendly plants that will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Shade your outdoor haven

Not only will excessive sun exposure affect the durability of your outdoor furniture and upholstery, but it can also cause serious health problems due to UV radiation. Therefore, it’s vital that your outdoor living space has plenty of shade that will protect your and your family’s health. While curtains and privacy screens might keep you away from the scorching sun, café blinds provide a more comprehensive protection. These blinds will protect you and your outdoor space both from sun exposure and unfavourable weather conditions, ensuring the durability of your furniture. By opting for a café blind manufactured in Sydney, you’ll be able to enjoy a lovely view even during the rainy or windy days. On the other hand, you’ll be able to soak in the sunlight without having to break into a sweat on a hot day.

In just a few easy green steps, you can design a lovely, healthy and eco-friendly outdoor sanctuary for you and your family.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 22, 2017 at 7:05 am

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7 Ways to Make Your Home a Healthier Environment to Live In

Your living space can greatly affect both your physical and mental health, so it’s important that you create a healthy and pleasant environment where you’ll feel energised and at peace. You might not even be aware of all the hidden toxins lurking in your home, posing a threat to your health. Thus, it’s of the utmost importance that you eliminate all possible hazards and create your personal oasis of health, peace and tranquillity.

Mind your lighting

When it comes to lighting, there are two aspects you need to keep in mind. First, regular incandescent lights, apart from being extremely inefficient, emit carbon dioxide, so it’s advisable that you switch to a green alternative, like LEDs or CFLs. The second important factor you need to be mindful of is light pollution because it can disturb your sleep patterns. Therefore, you should block off the light during the night to ensure that you get quality sleep.

Increase your indoor air quality

Indoor air pollution is a serious issue that can cause numerous health problems, including nausea, headaches, eye irritation, lung issues, heart problems, etc. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you eliminate all airborne pollutants and allergens that might be endangering your health. Although plants will purify your air to some extent, pairing them with air purifiers is a much safer choice. Browse through reliable air purifier ratings to find a high-quality one that will ensure the highest quality of your indoor air. This way, you’ll get a state-of-the-art purifier that will minimise the risk of air pollution in your home.

Introduce a healthy diet

Creating a healthy environment for you and your family doesn’t mean just eliminating pollutants, but also implementing healthy habits and a proper and balanced diet. Get rid of all unhealthy foods and sugary drinks and fill your fridge with veggies and fruit. Snacks, meals and treats can all be healthy and free of additives.

Eliminate allergens

Your home is probably fraught with allergens hidden deep inside fibres, so it’s essential that you clean your house meticulously on a regular basis. You should add exterior doormats to reduce the number of allergens brought from the outside. Clean your surfaces and floors with a damp cloth or mop, eliminate clutter and check your home for mould and mildew. If possible, remove all area rugs and carpets because they are home to numerous hidden toxins and allergens.

Use toxin-free candles

Candles are always a beautiful addition to a home because they create a lovely and intimate ambiance. However, regular candles are typically petroleum-based and emit harmful chemicals that may cause health problems, including allergic reactions, asthma and even cancer. Fortunately, you can switch to soy or beeswax candles which are completely healthy. This way, you can create a romantic atmosphere without worrying about your health.

Purify your water

Although drinking filtered water is good, there might still be residues of contaminants, including lead, pesticides and chlorine that can endanger your health. Thus, you should install an efficient water-purifying system that will ensure the safety of your drinking water. There’s a variety of different solutions, so you can easily find the one that meets your needs depending on your budget.

Welcome nature into your home

Introducing houseplants as stylish additions will completely transform your living space. Not only will they elevate your home’s décor – after all, plants are wonderful natural accessories – but they will also make your home much healthier and enjoyable. By purifying your indoor air from harmful toxins and emitting more oxygen, plants will boost your mood, enhance your focus and make you feel more satisfied with your home. Consequently, you living space will feel more open and airy which will bring the feelings of positivity and happiness.

Creating a healthy environment is essential for your and your family’s well-being. In just a few easy steps, you can create your personal haven that exudes harmony, serenity and tranquillity.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 22, 2017 at 6:50 am

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Energy-efficient homes under the spotlight

How energy-efficient is your home? The following report has been compiled by cost-effective secondary glazing suppliers The Plastic People and could see you finding many ways to make your property greener — saving money in the process.

Key insights from English Housing Survey: Energy Efficiency of English Housing

The English Housing Survey is a nationwide survey which looks at people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.

Here’s an analysis of the key findings of the most recent English Housing Survey: Energy Efficiency of English Housing (using statistics gathered in 2012):

  • The following is the mean SAP (standing for Standard Assessment Procedure) rating for all dwellings in England, whereby a rating of 1 on a scale of 1-100 means poor energy efficiency (and thus high costs) and a rating of 100 is a completely energy-efficient dwelling (and zero net energy costs per year as a result):
Type of dwelling Sample size Mean SAP
Small terraced 1,323 58.6
Medium/large terraced 2,356 58.8
Semi-detached 2,985 56.9
Detached 1,506 55.9
Bungalow 1,189 54.6
Converted flat 476 53.7
Purpose-built, low-rise flat 2,550 66.7
Purpose-built, high-rise flat 378 68.0

 

Age of dwelling Sample size Mean SAP
Pre 1919 2,109 50.3
1919-44 1,936 54.7
1945-64 3,044 58.8
1965-80 2,904 60.1
1981-90 1,096 62.5
Post 1990 1,674 69.3

 

  • The following is the mean SAP rating for all dwellings in England, when certain heating and insulation characteristics are taken into account:
Heating & insulation characteristic Sample size Mean SAP
Central heating 11,482 59.2
Storage heating 972 59.0
Fixed room heating 309 33.9
Standard boiler (i.e. floor or wall variety) 2,683 54.2
Back boiler (i.e. to fire or stove) 584 49.4
Combination heater 2,057 57.7
Condensing heater 1,377 63.0
Condensing-combination heater 4,397 63.4
Gas-fired system 10,672 59.6
Oil-fired system 367 49.4
Solid fuel-fired system 91 31.5
Electrical system 1,246 52.9
No loft insulation 231 40.4
Loft insulation of less than 100mm 1,409 54.0
Loft insulation of between 100 and 150mm 2,220 56.5
Loft insulation of 150mm or more 5,712 60.1
Cavity insulated walls 5,415 63.7
Post-1990 walls with no CWI evidence 636 66.0
Cavity uninsulated walls 2,965 56.0

 

Key recommendations from the Energy Performance Certificate

All would-be buyers or tenants will receive an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This is a guide which illustrates how efficiently a home uses energy and the cost of running it.

They are also recommendations found on each EPC which details how to make a property more energy efficient. Advice includes:

  • Increasing loft insulation to 270mm. While the indicative cost may be between £100 and £350, the typical savings per year can be up to £47 once installed.
  • Fitting cavity wall insulation around the home. While the indicative cost may be between £500 and £1,500, the typical savings per year can be up to £179 once installed.
  • Draught proof your home. While the indicative cost may be between £80 and £120, the typical savings per year can be up to £29 once the improvement has been made.
  • Use low energy lighting units for all fixed outlets around a home. While this can typically cost £50, the typical savings per year can work out at up to £43.
  • Replace the home’s current boiler with a new condensing boiler. While the indicative cost may be between £2,200 and £3,000, the typical savings per year can be up to £339 once the replacement has been made.

Key insights from Sustainable Homes’ Touching The Voids report

In the summer of 2016, UK-GBC member Sustainable Homes released its Touching The Voids report. The study focused on the potential for more energy-efficient homes to be able to provide cost savings and increased income in unexpected areas like rent arrears and reduced voids, where properties lie empty.

Here’s the standout findings from the report:

  • As homes become more energy efficient, they become void for a shorter length of time. This statement is backed up from this analysis of more than 30,000 properties between June 2013 and June 2015:

 

SAP rating Average number of void days
34 and under 80.7
35-39 76.0
40-44 69.9
45-49 69.8
50-54 59.8
55-59 56.3
60-64 55.7
65-69 53.2
70-74 54.5
75-79 55.3
80-84 48.8
85 and above 31.2

 

  • Landlords whose housing stock had an average SAP of between 66 and 68 typically had a void operational cost of between £200 and £400 per home managed. In contrast, landlords whose housing stock had an average SAP of between 73 and 75 typically had a void operational cost of between £50 and £150 per home managed.

A look at an American homeowner’s perspective on the value of a green home report

What are our attitudes to energy-efficient homes like compared to our neighbours from across the Atlantic Ocean? The Homeowner’s Perspective: The Value of a Green Home report, which was put together in 2013 by GuildQuality, North America’s leading provider of customer satisfaction surveying for the building industry, aims to find out.

Here’s the key insights that can be taken from the study:

  • 94 per cent of respondents agreed that they would be likely to recommend a green home to either a friend or family member.
  • 70 per cent of respondents strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the green features of their home. A further 25 per cent went with agreed when posed with the same query.
  • 90 per cent of respondents gained satisfaction in knowing that they had done the right thing in purchasing a green home.
  • 77 per cent of respondents said that they like to tell other people about the green features of their home.
  • 39 per cent of respondents strongly agreed that owning a green home was important to them when they began their search for a new home. A further 31 per cent went with agreed when posed with the same query.
  • 71 per cent of respondents believed that green homes are of a higher quality overall.
  • 86 per cent of respondents believed that green homes were subjected to lower utility bills than non-green home.
  • 92 per cent of respondents believed that green homes maintained more consistent temperatures than non-green homes.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

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Energy Saving Checklist

If your business has been waiting to see if the “green” movement would fade before doing something about your energy consumption, you’re too late. Energy efficiency has been embraced by businesses around the world as more than just a feel-good PR exercise. As it turns out, saving energy and operating more efficient commercial buildings is good for the bottom line, as well. Conserving energy has become even more important today as businesses try to widen their profit margins and trim unnecessary costs anywhere they might exist.

As consumers of nearly one-fifth of all the energy used in the United States, commercial buildings certainly represent an opportunity for greater efficiency. Businesses have started to come around on the idea that the less energy their offices and other properties waste, the more money they save and the more efficient their entire operations become. That means the more energy efficient a business becomes, the more competitive it is in the marketplace.

Although many businesses have grabbed headlines by making significant investments in energy efficiency — such as building their own solar farms or windmills — your business doesn’t have to make such a huge commitment. In fact, many of the factors that can have a big impact on energy efficiency are small changes in everyday habits.  What’s more, many of those changes can be done through automation. For example, putting interior lights on a timer or motion sensor can cut down on the amount of time they’re on when no one is in the room, saving energy and money. Using the power-saving mode on computers and other office equipment — if not unplugging them completely when not in use — is another easy way to reduce unnecessary energy consumption.

The following checklist of energy-saving ideas can help you and your business become more energy efficient and save you money in the long run. You may have been waiting for “green” thinking to fade, but there’s no reason to wait on reducing your energy usage.


Author bio: Steve Fountaine is the Owner of Premiere Works, which serves the Washington, D.C., southern Maryland and northern Virginia areas. Services include commercial painting, construction, contracting, build-outs, office renovations and more. 

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

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How laser labelling is changing the market for food retailers

Increasing pressures on food retailers to reduce the amount of packaging used for their products is having a significant impact on the market as a whole, as changing customer expectations and the shift to more eco-friendly methods is continuing to influence the way supermarkets and other retailers operate.

Laser labelling has emerged as a relatively new way of marking fruit without the need for the production of adhesive labels, which are wasted in their tonnes each year. Marks & Spencer has become the latest brand to announce plans to ditch more traditional methods in favour of the more environmentally friendly approach to food labelling.

The brand has said it will save up to 10 tonnes of paper and five tonnes of glue every year as part of its new plans to label avocados with lasers rather than stickers following a successful trial. The high street retailer has confirmed it could start rolling out this new method to other fruits and vegetables in the near future. The labelling works by shining an intense light on to the skin of the avocado, which then retracts and discolours only the top layer of the skin, meaning the fruit itself is not damaged.

However, some fruits – such as citrus fruits – are difficult to mark with a laser. M&S trialled a similar laser technique several years ago using citrus fruits and a different technology, and while it looked effective and was quick to apply, there was a slight deterioration in skin quality, and the method was therefore discontinued.

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Other retailers, such as the Dutch fruit and vegetable supplier “Nature and More” and Swedish supermarket ICA also use the laser labelling system. As more retailers start to use this type of labelling, the current high cost of the machinery is likely to fall, which could further encourage the use of this system by mid-sized retailers.

So what is the driving force behind the rise of more eco-friendly packaging initiatives among food retailers? The first is delivery of customer’s expectations, while also removing costs from packaging materials, and the in-store cost from waste removal. Retailers are mainly reducing packaging by reducing the thickness of materials used, as well as utilising film-wrapped trays instead of boxes for many products.

Another method currently being used by many manufacturers is to reduce or remove excessive packaging due to the influence of retailers and consumer groups, this also gives the retailer the added bonus of displaying more product per square foot of shelving.

While the market for eco-friendly shopping remains fairly niche as organic retailers struggle to attract the mass market that is vital to long-term growth, the onus is certainly on bigger retailers to lead by example when it comes to promoting more environmentally methods. Households across the UK are expected to recycle and reduce their carbon footprint, and businesses should be no exception to the rules.


WF Denny is a national supplier and distributor of eco-friendly and biodegradable food packaging, as well as standard packaging and catering disposables, with over 90 years’ experience in manufacturing these items. WF Denny also stocks a wide range of partyware for consumers and is passionate about delivering a great service to businesses and the public alike.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

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How to Use Sustainable Landscaping Materials in Your Naturescape Project

When we talk about sustainable building and design, too often do we forget the outdoors, where it is needed the most. If you’re renovating your garden or backyard, it is important that you use sustainable and non-toxic materials if you want to have clean and healthy water and soil for your green projects, or even production of your own food. This should be an oasis, a place to relax and refuel your inner energy. This should also be a kind of a sanctuary for native wildlife and a place where ecosystem can develop without interference. Naturescaping has never been more relevant. It merges our urban areas with the outdoors, but without harming nature. If you own a beautiful garden or yard, you are one of the few that can make a difference. Learn more about how to naturescape your green spaces by using sustainable landscaping materials.

Repurpose

It is nice that you decided to start with your very own naturescape project, but don’t think too locally. Naturescaping should nurture your sense of being a small, but vital, part of a greater chain of life. Almost everything you do has its consequences. If you throw something away, for example, it will most likely end up in a nearby landfill. So, try and repurpose old items before you recklessly part with them. Remember that old door? With a bit of imagination on your part and a bucket of paint, it could make a great and interesting picnic table. Let your creativity flow.

Buying new materials

Of course, you cannot complete your landscaping project by only using recycled materials. At one point, you’ll have to buy something new. The key here is to know which materials count as sustainable. These should be locally produced, recycled or recyclable, non-toxic and long lasting. It is imperative that you know your materials. Are they coated in toxic paints containing volatile organic compounds which contribute to air and water pollution? Many wood coatings contain arsenic and creosote which can irreversibly harm our ecosystem. Which pesticides and fertilizers are you using? Don’t worry about the alternative materials being too costly. Naturescaping is all about cost-efficiency, functionality and environmentally-sound practices.

Best practices

Aside from using sustainable materials, you should be aware of a set of landscaping practices. These will turn your garden or yard into a self-maintaining ecosystem which is both appealing to the eye and in balance with the local climate and environment. Also, rethink your approach to pest control. You could reduce storm water run-offs by installing permeable paving or by building green roofs and rain gardens. If you think about it, the majority of our urban area is built from impermeable materials that stop the natural water cycle. Then, there is the problem of irrigation. You could reduce the amount of water you use for your green areas by biofiltering the water from your sink and shower and using it as irrigation. You can also use the organic waste from your kitchen as composting material. If you’re interested in starting a naturescaping project, but don´t know how it’s best to hire professionals like those at Robert Plumb. They’ll listen to any personal requests while creating quality, sustainable and beautiful outdoors.

Durability

While it is smart to invest in materials that are resilient and modular, you should also think about how they affect natural habitats. Let nature do its course. It is best to turn to biodegradable materials which will degrade over time, but can still be repurposed. If you’re thinking about investing in plastic containers for your garden, why not go for stoneware or ceramic instead? This is what naturescaping is all about – changing ourselves and our environment for the better, one small step at a time.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 11, 2017 at 5:48 am

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The Body Shop’s brilliant Bio-Bridges scheme

The British cosmetics company Body Shop was founded in Brighton, Sussex, in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick, now deceased. Her good work carries on thanks to their collaboration with conservation schemes in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, designed to lend a helping hand to endangered species like orang-utans, tigers and monkeys.

The company has already worked closely with the World Land Trust on several bio-bridges. Now they've announced a new initiative to create ten new bridges to link areas of rainforest so animals can travel between pristine areas of forest safely.

Special corridors to link isolated animal and plant populations

These special corridors are designed to link wildlife hotspots together by the year 2020, connecting otherwise isolated and endangered flora and fauna so they can breed and thrive. The Body Shop is already committed to protect 75 million square metres of habitat within the same timescale, impressive stuff.

Bringing in local people and helping them live sustainably

A vital element of the Body Shop's World Bio-Bridges Mission involves engaging local people in protecting their rainforest habitats, at the same time supporting them in developing more sustainable ways of living. The organisation will also be scouring the rainforests for new natural ingredients to be used in their products, which represent sustainable sources of income for local people to replace logging and poaching. The Body Shop plans to raise funds and awareness by selling a range of different special edition products.

What the Body Shop says

As Christopher Davis, the retailer's international director of corporate responsibility and campaigns said, “Through protecting and regenerating land, working with local communities and seeking partnerships with civil and state organisation around the world, the World Bio-Bridges Mission can make a substantial difference to some of the planet's richest and most diverse areas.”

Why don't more household brands join in?

It's great to see Dame Roddick's dedication to conservation continuing, and really good news to hear about these initiatives, which bring the consumer world and conservations world together in the interest of the common good of humanity and our fellow creatures. It's a shame more large, influential companies don't do the same.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - July 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

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Post Festival Waste

As the revellers leave Glastonbury and the photographs of the waste-filled site start to appear, WF Denny, supplier of biodegradable packaging, has produced an infographic to illustrate the scale of the rubbish that is left after a festival like Glastonbury. The results are shocking! Read on below to find out just how much waste is produced on the 1,000 acre site!

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