1. A look at shopping habits – what impact are they having?

    Posted on February 26, 2019 by Andrew

    We all love a bargain, don’t we? Well, unfortunately that’s not the case for everything.  Although it’s surprising to many, it’s actually your wallet that suffers from fast-fashion. For the short term, a £20 pair of shoes might look nice and last a year if you’re lucky, before wearing out. But if you have to spend £20 every year on a replacement pair, then over three years that’s £60 spent. It makes more sense to spend that £60 at the start on a pair of shoes that will last three years or more, especially if they are more comfortable and a higher quality.  Read more…

  2. How is the automotive industry changing?

    Posted on February 26, 2019 by Andrew

    Whether it’s a new piece of jewellery, a holiday or eating out, we appreciate the finer things in life. Well, it appears that the new-car phenomenon is back too! The Society of Motor Manufacturers has revealed that 193,000 new cars were registered in May this year — up 3.4% on the figures recorded in the same month last year. That followed a 10.4% increase in new-car sales in April compared to April 2017. Read more…

  3. Why Look for Paper Bags Made from 100% Recycled Post-Consumer Waste?

    Posted on February 23, 2019 by Andrew

    People have become more aware of how their bagging choices affect the planet. The days of the single-use plastic bag are more or less over; instead shoppers and retailers alike are on the lookout for more eco-friendly materials, which is just one reason why paper shopping bags have seen such a spike in popularity. Read more…

  4. Progress for electric vehicles: A look at the evolving automotive industry

    Posted on January 31, 2019 by Andrew

    With news of the UK’s plans to prohibit the sale of all new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040, consumers must eventually start looking for greener vehicle alternatives. The electric vehicle industry has been making significant progress over the past decade, with new registrations for EV’s in the UK reaching record highs in 2018. Here, we team up with used car retailers Motorparks to take a look at how electric vehicles have been changing the face of the automotive industry and make some predictions for the future of the market. Read more…

  5. How to Have an Eco-Friendly Green Christmas Holiday

    Posted on January 28, 2019 by Andrew

    Green is one of the traditional colours of the Christmas season, but the green in which we think is eco-friendly. Here is a list of green tips and energy savings that will place you in first place on Santa’s record during the holiday season. Read more…

  6. Laminated vs. Unlaminated Bags: The Pros and Cons of Each

    Posted on January 23, 2019 by Andrew

    Paper bags are becoming more and more popular, so you might just be thinking of investing in an order for your business. Of course, there are some decisions you’ll need to make, including whether to choose laminated or unlaminated bags. Read more…

  7. Asbestos garage removal

    Posted on January 23, 2019 by Andrew

    Although asbestos was banned in the ‘90s and since then people have been gradually getting rid of it, whenever possible, still in many UK dwellings there are materials consisting asbestos, which can even after many years pose a threat to one’s health and well-being. As time goes by, constructions made of asbestos may deteriorate or get damaged, and as a result, asbestos within them may become friable and airborne. Yet, which parts of construction were made of asbestos? Thanks to its resistance to heat, durability and affordability, it was often used in tiles, insulation, piping or roofing materials; hence it is still often found in garages and their roofs. Thus, if your garage was built over 20 years ago, it may require a professional test for asbestos presence. Read more…

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings

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