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Jars of white powder
This week we hear from Timothy Griffin about Dish Dust, the environmentally friendly dish detergent he created to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen. The idea was to limit plastic waste in the kitchen, as well as getting dishes really clean. It’s likely that there’s a bottle of...
Toilet
Have you ever stopped to wonder what happens when you flush the toilet? Where exactly does your raw sewage go? Tempting as it is to believe that the contents of your toilet simply disappear when you flush, it’s simply not a reality. In 2020, Surfers Against Sewage produced...
Melting ice
Switzerland’s glaciers are melting fast and this will affect our water supplies in the future. By the end of the century the ice will only remain above 3500m and we will be facing huge water scarcity in Europe. The glaciers have lost over half their volume in the...
Vulture
The first Saturday in September is International Vulture Awareness Day, and this year it falls on Saturday 3rd. In India, farmers started treating their cattle with the anti-inflammatory, diclofenac, to ease their pain and increase milk production. But some of these animals died of kidney failure. And when...
Old fashioned TV
Richard Francis Allison is a long-term meditator with a background in linguistics. We ought to be questioning the narrative, he says. As we sat around the fire at night, thousands of years ago, we didn’t use it only to roast strips of meat or keep warm. We allowed...
Sewage works, houses
Everyone’s up in arms because we’ve been told we’ll be drinking recycled sewage water. But isn’t ALL water recycled? Chief executive of the Environment Agency, James Bevan has said that the public needs to be “less squeamish” about drinking treated sewage water. It’s certainly gotten people talking, especially...
eco-friendly gift wrap
A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese fabric wrapping cloth that you can use time and time again. It has a multitude of applications. And one of its primary uses is easy, zero-waste gift wrapping. Why use furoshiki fabric gift wrap? Gift wrap is hugely wasteful. In fact, 108...

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