The European Countries Leading The Way In Sustainability

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Bad news, kids. The UK’s recycling figures dropped for the first time last year, suggesting that we are by no means perfect when it comes to living ...

Coffee Cup Recycling Culture

Estelle Brachlianoff | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Estelle Brachlianoff

Even though Brits are known as a nation of tea drinkers, you certainly love your coffee too! Yet more often than not it's always 'to-go' with few choosing to sit down in a café to enjoy. This culture sees more than seven million cups of coffee purchased a day - and as well as a caffeine hit, this packs an environmental punch too.

Trains, Trash And Tabloids: What Do You Do With Your Newspaper When You Are Done Reading?

Liam Evans | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Liam Evans

As I sit, or more likely stand perpendicular and cramped, on my commute to and from work I tend to scan through the pages of the Metro or the Evening Standard nonchalantly. When I arrive at my destination, I have two primary options; put the paper in the bin, or leave it on my seat.

Saving The Planet Is Good For Business

Bruce Bratley | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bruce Bratley

The news this week that there has been no slowdown in global warming highlights just how fragile our relationship with the environment is. It makes us question our individual role in contributing to big issues like global warming and think about the ways they can counteract the negative impact we, as individuals and businesses, have on the environment.

The Millennials Driving a Food Waste Revolution

Beena Nadeem | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Beena Nadeem

An amble through the trendier streets of East London will lead you towards a sustainable food revolution. Today, the area once popular with hawkers and those with interesting social narratives, is now a haven to environmentally switched-on foodies.

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

Five Easy Ways to Recycle Your Old Clothes

Kate Holroyd | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holroyd

You don't always need to have comprehensive sewing skills to be able to transform an item of clothing into something that's trendy, and on the cheap.

Green Consumerism? I Don't Buy It

Zion Lights | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

It's a similar scenario with most products that are sold as 'green' or 'sustainable' alternatives. Virtually everything we buy new leaves a hole in the ground somewhere, because raw materials are required to make any new product. Energy is required too, and that has likely been generated by coal, gas or nuclear power. That doesn't sound very green now, does it?

Why Plastic Waste Is Such a Problem and the Future of Bioplastics

Simon Howarth | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Howarth

Waste plastic has become a massive concern, not only in the UK, but globally. Worldwide production and consumption of plastics has increased by 10% year on year from 5 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2006, and since then this figure has been increasing.

Free Papers Are Costing the Earth

Helen Wilson | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Wilson

There is something irresistible about a free newspaper or magazine. Human nature is such that we can't help but pick them up, regardless of their qual...


Wayne Hemingway | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Tech
Wayne Hemingway

The concept of passing down the good things to future generations is embedded in all species. We are survivors and for a million years or so, to survive we have learnt how to harness and protect the environment.

Recyclers Surprised By Free Bottles Of Wine (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Comedy

When you pop an empty wine bottle into a recycling bin, all you get back is that vague sense that you're doing the right thing. With the Oddbins C...

Children in Need - Simple things Make You Think.

Sue Hedges | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK
Sue Hedges

Perhaps we could start a recycling project to encourage parents to put school uniform in charity clothing banks specifically for uniform and schools could nominate children for it to be distributed to.

Learning to Live Green is Like Learning a new Song

Lyndsey Young | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsey Young

This week, I decided to restart something I'd always enjoyed - I rejoined my singing group. I've been in my local singing group for nearly 9 years no...