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Is your life environmentally friendly? If not, maybe it could be with some help from Green Pepper, the environmental and eco-living blog. This is an environmental blog that covers all bases, from news on communities and companies across the world, and what they are doing to reduce their carbon footprints, to how businesses and households could improve their environmental health.

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Upcycling Website Remade in Britain Converts Waste to Designer Goods

Remade in Britain Creates Room in a Skip

The UK’s first retail website dedicated to the rapidly expanding consumer trend of upcycling championed by celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Kevin McCloud and Livia Firth has been launched.

Remade in Britain is the first dedicated retail platform for businesses repurposing some of the 280m tonnes of waste produced each year in the UK and launches with over 300 upcycling retailers registered spanning furniture, interiors, lighting,

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Wiggle Sports Retailer’s Bike Bungee Jump Test

Wiggle, the UK’s favourite online cycle and tri-sports equipment retailer, is renowned for its pledge to only stock and sell cycle and tri sports products that have been personally tested and can be recommended by the Wiggle staff team. This pledge guarantees Wiggle only sells ‘the good stuff’.

But how far will the Wiggle team go to test the latest kit? The latest answer involves

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Halfords’ new initiative for bike recycling for UK schools

New scheme supported by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg

Halfords have announced a new scheme which will recondition and donate bikes and helmets to primary school children in disadvantaged areas across the country, with the first 10 bikes presented to pupils at Oasis Academy Long Cross, Bristol. The announcement was made at a cycling summit attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and key cycling stakeholders.

The bikes will come from Halfords’ national trade-in

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Facts about Recycling in the UK

Looking for facts and statistics about recycling in the UK? Take a look at this infographic courtesy of source as 707 Resource Management (www.707.co.uk)

New book Off the Grid gives insight to people living with renewable energy

Off the Grid

Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid . Off-grid buildings are therefore self-sufficient for light, power,

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Brits’ efforts to be better people hindered by recycling uncertainty

Tetra Pak launches interactive recycling map to help people recycle cartons As a nation we hold recyclers in high esteem, with two fifths (45%) of Britons suggesting those who recycle are ‘better people’. As a result, many confess that they over-egg their own recycling habits, with one in five people (21%) confessing to exaggerating about how often they recycle. The new research, commissioned by Tetra

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Hatastic Launches IN THE SHADE SS15 with film

Hatastic is proud to announce the launch of IN THE SHADE SS15 on hatastic.co.uk

These modern designs have a vintage look and were made using only materials such as…

Fair Trade hand dyed Panama straw Upcycled elements such as plastic rescued from landfill and lasercut into unique designs and single handedly handcut sequins Newlife™ yarn – a stunning silky soft polyester made from 100% recycled

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Facts About Hazardous Waste

 

 

SOURCE: 707 Resource Management (http://www.707.co.uk/our-waste-management-service/what-we-can-collect/hazardous-waste/)

Crowdfunding Trees By The Community Forest

They say that money doesn’t grow on trees – but a tree-loving community forest in Argyll & Bute is hoping that it certainly grows on crowdfunding platforms. Kilfinan Community Forest in Tighnabruaich is inviting members of the public to donate £20 each to ‘Sponsor a Sapling’ as part of a crowdfunding campaign launched today. Contributors will receive a certificate and will be able to name,

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Discover 50 years of disaster response around the world

disasterresponse

worldanimalprotection.org has launched a new interactive archive, with photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster response work

 

This year, we are reflecting on our 50 years of disaster work and celebrating how protecting animals helps communities to re-build.

To mark the occasion, we have launched an interactive archive, pulling together photos, videos and statistics from our 50 years of disaster work.

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