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A look at Bamboo – an ecological alternative to traditional textiles

New technologies mean that bamboo textiles, which have historically been used only for structural elements such as the ribs of corsets or for farmers’ or fishermen’s hats can now be used to produce modern clothing. Modern bamboo clothing is clothing made from either 100% bamboo yarn or a blend of bamboo and cotton yarn. The bamboo yarn can also be blended with other textile fibres

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Jeremy Paxman warns at FPA Environment Seminar of UK’s litter crisis

Jeremy Paxman at FPA Environment Seminar

Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK’s litter crisis or face legislative action.

The ex BBC Newsnight anchor, speaking in his capacity as Patron of the litter campaigning organisation Clean Up Britain (CLUB) said that the UK is at

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Pressure on Australia on promise to restore the Great Barrier Reef

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to deliver on its promise to restore the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Today’s reef decision requires Australia to deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution. Australia is required to provide a first report on progress in

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Last Pole Collecting Crucial Scientific Data from World’s First Arctic Expedition

The Last Pole expedition, running from February to June 2016, combines an unprecedented polar journey with a crucial scientific mission. Team members will measure the way in which sea ice is breaking up – something which we know very little about.

It will be led by Jim McNeill, one of the world’s most experienced and respected explorers, who is recruiting ordinary people for the 800

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Record-breaking Earth Hour Unite The World On Climate Change

On Saturday, 28 March 8:30 p.m. local time, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to focus attention on climate change. As the lights go out, Earth Hour supporters will also be contributing real climate solutions to combat the globe’s biggest environmental challenge.

This year, Earth Hour is set to be a record-breaking celebration of our

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Business students to transform trash in Jakarta into marketable products

A world-renowned management thinker is taking business students to Doha, Hong Kong and Jakarta this week to introduce these future corporate leaders to the fastest emerging economies on Earth.

More than 40 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada will accompany Professor Karl Moore to learn about how business is done in developing markets, while fundraising for their chosen charity

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

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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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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QuizTrail the unique outdoor quiz app

QuizTrail www.quiztrail.com, the unique outdoor quiz app, and EcoTales, the not-for-profit environmental production company have launched a series of London-based urban wildlife adventures. The first two trails “Enchanted and Wild in Bushy Park” and “Urban Wanderings with Warthogs and Wild Surprises” in Regents Park are now up on the QuizTrail website ready for you to download to your phone and explore.

Using the QuizTrail app

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Christeyns Vehicle Donated to Local Cycle Charity

Bradford laundry and chemical manufacturing company Christeyns has donated one of its ex-works vehicles to local charity Cycle-re-Cycle after a practical demonstration on bicycle maintenance by the charity’s John Coulton.

The charity recovers old bicycles and gives them a new lease of life, as chair Chris Evans from the Thornhill Road, Bradford base explained: “We can usually refurbish old cycles and make them useful again,

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