Why You Should Never Re-Use Plastic Bottles!

Added March 23, 2019, Under: Diseases, Environment, Technology

Single use plastic bottles have become a huge environmental problem, making many consumers feel very guilty if they have to go out and buy them - and with good reason. But don't think you will be helping the environment by re-using those single use plastic bottles. We need to get them completely out of the system. We know the numbers of single use plastic bottles are high but you might not realize that, although a million plastic bottles are purchased EVERY MINUTE worldwide, ...


Is “Recycling” Plastic The Wrong Choice To Make?

Added November 12, 2018, Under: Environment, Technology

Unless we are very careful or very fortunate, we all have to put up with unnecessary plastic in our lives. Even though we may do our best to cut down on its use, it is a constant battle all the time when supermarkets, and other suppliers insist on packaging their products in this commodity. Of course, we firmly believe that we are doing the right thing by recycling. But is that really so? Recently, recycling has become unsustainable In many areas, recycling for households means ...


There Is So Much More Than Plastic Bags Affecting Our Environment

Added January 26, 2018, Under: Environment

Thanks to a great deal of media publicity over recent months, many are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of throw away plastic to our environment, our waterways, oceans and to our wildlife. For once we should be grateful to the mainstream media for all the publicity that has been given to this subject by them. We know about plastic bags and single use plastic bottles and takeaway cups but we might not be aware of "stealth microplastics"... What are stealth ...


Top Tips For Living With Less Plastic In Our Lives

Added July 6, 2017, Under: Environment, How To, Top 10

It should have become very obvious to most of us that the world's dependence on plastic is not doing us or the environment any favors. And it is well past the time when we need to live with less plastic. The environment is suffering... While we all know, on an intellectual level, that plastic is harming the environment, it has become so prolific in our lives that replacing it can be tough. If you feel that that you would like to live with ...


The Plastic Bottle Addiction That is Ruining Our Oceans

Added March 21, 2017, Under: Environment, Technology

There are estimated to be five trillion pieces of plastic polluting our seas of which a sizeable proportion is made up of bottles and tops designed to be used just once - and thrown away.  Something has to change - and drastically. And the latest fear is that a plastic island is now being formed in the Arctic. Just one standard PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle can take hundreds of years to degrade, breaking down into ever smaller fragements while absorbing harmful chemicals ...


Copper is Key for Lifelong Water Bottles and More

Added July 13, 2016, Under: Environment, Health, Technology

  Originally extracted from the earth some eight thousand years ago, copper became the first metal to be refined into a high level of purity and has been used for storing drinking water for centuries – long before steel and aluminium. In fact, copper pipes have been the pipes of choice by plumbers for use in buildings for a very long time, being a very durable and long lasting plumbing material.  As long as your plumber uses lead-free solder, copper pipe should safely ...


Bars are no longer banished!

Added January 6, 2020, Under: Environment, Technology

It was not so long ago that bars of soap were looked down upon with disdain - and quickly replaced with plastic bottles containing liquid soap. In fact, just about everything you could imagine came in liquid format in a plastic bottle whether it was face wash, body wash, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, dish washer, laundry detergent and more. But now, the very good news is that all of these are now available in bars! What are the best things about using bars in ...


Suggestions To Try From The Zero-Waste Movement

Added September 5, 2018, Under: Environment, How To

Founded just ten years' ago, Zero Waste Week is held early in September each year. Although it is great to have a dedicated time slot for this environmentally-friendly way to go, in time it is hoped that every week will become a zero waste week. Rachelle Strauss is the founder of the movement and she shares her suggestions for us all to try at home... Take a waste audit for a week and look at everything you're throwing away.  When you know ...


What Is Plogging & Will It Catch On Worldwide?

Added June 15, 2018, Under: Environment, Exercise

We have jogging, we have blogging, we have vlogging - and now we have plogging... But what is plogging? It is a new eco-friendly fitness trend - originating from Sweden. Have you recently spotted people carrying trash bags while they are out jogging or are their hands filled with old plastic bottles?  This latest craze of plogging is making its way to the U.S from Sweden.  The term plogging comes from a mixture of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp which means pick ...


Water, Water Everywhere & Different Ways to Drink it

Added April 19, 2017, Under: Diseases

You might be interested to know that there are different ways to drink water. You can add various edible items to make your drink water healthier. Would you like to find out more? 6 ways to add interest to your drinking water Cook your drinking water by boiling it for ten minutes before cooling to room temperature and keeping it covered in a container. Add seeds to your water.  Add 5 seeds of your choice for every half cup of boiling water, making sure to ...

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