How To Recycle, Reuse And Repurpose Fashion

Tania Arrayales | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Style
Tania Arrayales

Moving towards this lifestyle isn't easy and changing the way people consume fashion is a behavior that has been set for years. People can't get discouraged and need to remember that every small step they take is making an impact. So, here are some simple ways to incorporate recycling, reusing, and repurposing into your lifestyle.

A Year After Successful Plastic Bag Charge, Let's Focus On Coffee Cup Waste

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Pendleton

It's estimated that 2.5billion coffee cups end up in landfill every year. It's sadly undeniable that we have a cultural problem with litter blighting our beautiful countryside: a leaf-denuded autumnal hedge pockmarked with flapping supermarket plastic bags is viscerally awful, and what a miserable scene a litter-strewn high street is at any time of the year.

Give Coffee Cups #1MoreShot

Trewin Restorick | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

This summer the celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall launched a highly publicised campaign announcing that 99% of the 2.5 billion coffee cups us...

Reuse, Recycle: Now Is The Time To Repair

Kitty Ussher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Kitty Ussher

In fact this might be a solution for us nostalgic late adopters. If I branch out into finding a way to use technology to fix other people's old-fashioned pre-loved goods as well as selling my own I can relinquish my late-adopter status and be the beginning of something that is just beginning to grow. Refurbished rolodex anyone?

Why Size Matters When It Comes To Your Water Footprint

Anna Koklanakis | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Anna Koklanakis

So next time you find yourself browsing the supermarket aisle, take a moment to think about the positive impact you could make through what you choose to cook for dinner tonight.

French Ban Disposable Coffee Cups - Will Britain Follow Suit?

Suzanne Themps | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Suzanne Themps

The French government has made a bold decision this week in the name of reducing waste and tackling climate change - good on them! By committing to ban disposable cups and plates by 2020 - except those that are completely compostable - France is taking a huge step towards tackling the one million coffee cups that reach landfill every minute. Perhaps it's time that Britain took the leap?

Why I Think We Should All Recycle LESS For Recycle Week

Jen Gale | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Jen Gale

It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don't get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we've explored all the other options in the 'Waste Hierarchy' first.

Waste Mountain Could Be Golden Opportunity For The World's Poorest

Richard Gower | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Richard Gower

Our present economic model, which could be described as 'take, make, dispose', has generated significant improvements in our standard of living, but is also harming us. According to the World Health Organisation, each year twenty times more people die of diseases linked to mismanagement of waste and pollutants than die from malaria.

The War on Waste Is Great, But Aren't We All Missing the Point?

Jen Gale | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Jen Gale

Yes, we need to recycle. We need big companies to be transparent about their sustainability credentials, and we need to challenge 'greenwash', but more importantly than that, we all need to be creating change ourselves. And that doesn't just mean sending an angry tweet or signing a petition. It means actual physical changes to our behaviours.

Do We Have a Responsibility Towards Sustainable Living?

Natasha Henson | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK Style
Natasha Henson

We need to start shopping better to make the fashion industry listen. There are some really simple ways to start choosing sustainable fashion over the mass-produced. Here's a quick look at two niche sectors that are growing considerably in sustainable options...

British Coffee Drinkers Start Demanding Recyclable Cups After Hugh's War On Waste

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has prompted Britons to demand major high street coffee chains provide recyclable coffee cups, after a BBC programme docum...

Coffee Companies Have 'Taken The Public For Idiots' On Recyclable Cups, Says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has slammed major coffee companies for “taking the public for idiots” over recyclable coffee cups. The chef and campai...

Flourishing Fashion: Working Together to Complete the Circle

Rebecca Earley | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Style
Rebecca Earley

What concerns me is that the verbal ripostes create a greater degree of negativity around an industry that needs to transform - consumers and producers both need to undergo a huge number of life changes. How are we going to do that, when the most significant players in the industry are seemingly at odds with each other?

The Great Recycling Conspiracy

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK
Luke Dale-Harris

If pub conversations and online comments are anything to go by, everybody seems to know someone whose friend works in waste. And inevitably, with unim...

Who are the Pioneers in the Fight Against Food Waste?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The average UK household throws away £470 of food a year hitting them in the pocket and causing wider environmental damage. A host of new organisat...

Food Waste: The Illogical Equation

Millie Morris | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Millie Morris

As I watch 50 moist, perfectly round mini quiches mercilessly thrust into a waste bin, flakes of pastry and cheese fluttering from their industrial tray into a dark gaping mouth, my stomach sinks. The caterer promptly puts the tray down and continues her waste rampage, efficiently ridding the kitchen of leftover food from an event.

If This Is Democracy, It Stinks

Jonathan Guy | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

Recently, I had cause to register an objection about a planning application for a proposed development on the other side of the town in which I live. ...

Can a Derbyshire Town Lead a UK Food Waste Revolution

Trewin Restorick | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The Swadlincote adventure is launched on Wednesday 27th January and the year ahead promises to be intriguing. If all goes well it could be the Derbyshire town does revolutionise the way the UK address food waste.

What the US (and the World) Can Learn From Cuba

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Rachel Lankester

I only spent two weeks in beautiful Cuba but I came away inspired by what the country has achieved despite, at times, great imposed hardship. It seems to me nations around the world can learn a lot from Cuba, especially its nemesis the US.

The Quiet Recycling Revolution Happening in Fashion

Edward Lowe | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK Style
Edward Lowe

From the high street to the boutiques, a willingness to embrace an environmentally friendly image in fashion has always existed. But now, substance is beginning to back up the motivation...

Looking Good for the Apocalypse

Chantal Lyons | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Style
Chantal Lyons

We get through clothes on a monumental scale, with four times as many of them in our wardrobes compared to 1980, prices rapidly dropping to meet cheap greed, and over 80billion garments now produced each year.

Roskilde Festival To Recycle P*ss Into Beer (Yack)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's environmentally friendly and then there's bat shit crazy - and this latest scheme from organisers at Roskilde festival leans towards the latte...

From a Mother to Another

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

We all know how quickly little ones grow and often there is plenty of life left in their outgrown clothes. The figures are staggering: parents spend on average, £11,000 on clothing per child as they grow, with a third of clothing in the UK ending up in landfill. Having built JoJo on a "waste not, want not" ethos, we knew something had to be done.

Bin There, Done That

James Conmy | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

On and on I burrowed through the various strata of dead high street favourites, a Russian Doll of memories. And although these bags looked empty, each one, in fact, contained a recollection, evoked a tiny story, a forgotten feeling.

The EU Needs to Learn the True Meaning of 'Wealth'

Martin Whitlock | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

If the E.U. is keen to assert leadership on these issues, it could do worse than reflect upon what "wealth" really means for its 500 million citizens.