1. The fluctuation of fuel

    Posted on December 19, 2018 by Andrew

    As electric cars and hybrid vehicles become a more popular alternative, just what impact will this have on traditional fuel sources?

    With the help of Motability dealers Lookers, we explore the future of fuel. Recently, the government in the UK have proposed plans to ban any sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 as they try to clean the nation’s air quality. This stems from diesel receiving a lot of scrutiny due to the levels of Nitrogen Oxide our vehicles emit. As a result, 2017 was a record year for sales of electric vehicles, with over 4,000 new registrations per month in the UK — a significant increase compared to 2013 figures, which witnessed just 3,500 new registrations over the entire year! Read more…

  2. 4 Reasons to Use Printed Paper Bags vs. Printed Plastic Bags

    Posted on November 29, 2018 by Andrew

    Single-use plastic bags used to be the preferred choice in retail outlets all across the world, but people have gained a higher appreciation for the paper bag in recent years. That’s mostly because of the move towards eco-friendly packaging, but there are other factors at work. Read more…

  3. Environmentally friendly construction: What is it and why should we be paying it attention?

    Posted on October 29, 2018 by Andrew

    Within the next 20 years, it is estimated that as a planet, we will reach our peak capacity for oil consumption. As global production of all oil decreases, demand continues to increase, and this is no different when it comes to the construction industry. Read more…

  4. Energy sources: which are the most reliable for power?

    Posted on October 04, 2018 by Andrew

    You can’t deny that our consumption of energy is increasing, with estimates stating that between 2005 and 2030, this could rise by 50%. This is mainly down to the growing population and our increased demand for energy.    Read more…

  5. 5 Ocean Inhabitants Killed by Plastic Shopping Bags

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by Andrew

    Most people already know that single-use plastic shopping bags are bad for the environment. However, there’s knowing and there’s knowing. It can be tough to understand just how huge an impact plastics have on the world’s wildlife just by being told they are bad for the environment. Read more…

  6. Dealing with Hazardous waste as a business

    Posted on September 04, 2018 by Andrew

    If you’re a business that is handling hazardous waste, not matter the type, then it’s vital that you have an effective waste management plan put in place to tackle any problems that could occur and can cause unpleasant damage to your company. It’s something that all companies should avoid, especially when the waste can be harmful to employees and the environment.

    Hazardous waste is often assumed to come in gas form, which is not true at all. Hazardous waste can be presented in many different forms, ranging from solids, liquids and sludges and this can often lead to groundwater and surface contamination. The British government have strict direction on how businesses should be handling this issue. Read more…

  7. The Zero Waste Lifestyle: Getting Started (The First Steps)

    Posted on August 28, 2018 by Andrew

    Everyone has the ability to slow down the decline of our planet. Many people don’t think they have what it takes or think it will cost them  a lot of money of be too much of a hassle, but the reality is that it’s just not as hard as it seems.

    If you have children, surely you want the planet to be habitable for them. It’s time to start making those little changes gradually. You don’t have to wake up one morning and instantly become zero waste because it just wouldn’t work like that. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    There are a few really simple changes you can make to become more eco/environmentally-friendly for you and your family.

    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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