Where Does My Recycling Go?

By Guest Blogger, Beth R Recycling has been a growing hot topic since the production and consumption of plastic skyrocketed after large-scale production began in the 1950s. In the UK alone, an estimated five million tonnes of plastic are used every year with nearly half of it being used for packaging. The government has made…

The Fight for Fairer Fashion

By Guest Blogger, Tom Maclaren Fast fashion has captivated consumers around the globe for many years. This buzz phrase can be described as a method of design, manufacture and marketing of clothing that seeks to deliver large amounts of ‘on-trend’ clothing as cheaply as possible. Whilst at first glance this seems beneficial to buyers and…

New study highlights microplastics in our blood

By Guest Blogger, Tom Maclaren A study by Dutch scientists at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Medical Centre has revealed microplastics in the bloodstream of just under 80% of their volunteer blood donors, as reported in the national and international press. Microplastics are what you’d imagine them to be – tiny plastic particles,…

Wildlife-friendly beach cleaning!

It may sound counter-intuitive, because clearly when we are beach cleaning, we are trying to help wildlife by reducing the impact of litter on their habitat. However, it’s also really important to remember that while we are beach cleaning, we could be causing disturbance to wildlife living in the area we are so busy tidying…