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Boost the value of your home

Boost the value of your home

Improving your home’s energy rating can raise its value by almost £25k.
Deep retrofitting

Deep retrofitting

All UK homes must be renovated to meet climate targets, according to new report.
Forget Dracula... The scariest thing this halloween is a plastic bag

Forget Dracula…

The scariest thing this Halloween is a plastic bag.
Could sharing products avert climate breakdown?

Buy, borrow or lease

Can we tackle climate breakdown by rethinking how and when we access household products?
Rizomorph mycelial cord on dead wood

Mushroom insulation

Global award for engineer who wants to create vegan-friendly buildings from materials including mushrooms.
The UK’s most toxic cities

The UK’s most toxic cities

New guide ranks cities for toxicity, factoring in air pollution levels, active power stations, traffic volume and landfill sites.
Recyclable plant pots

Recyclable plant pots

The UK’s first nursery to grow a commercially potted crop in a recyclable pot.
Confused about recycling?

Confused about recycling?

Millions of Brits are still unsure what they can and can’t recycle.
Zero Mkt London

Zero Mkt London

London gets set to welcome its first ever vegan, zero-waste market.
recycle or pay

Recycle – or pay

Households could soon be charged a return fee for incorrect recycling.
Co-op moves on plastics

Co-op moves on plastics

Greenpeace says the Co-op ‘could and should do better’ than its new ‘ban’ on single-use plastics.
Laundry and microplastics

Laundry and microplastics

35% of the microplastics released into the world’s oceans are from synthetic textiles.
Pro pesticides marketed to gardeners

Pro pesticides marketed to gardeners

Industrial-strength weed killers being marketed on eBay to amateurs, chemical giants warn.
Organic September

Organic September

Tried organic yet? Switching just one item in your shopping basket would make a difference.
GO! Organic Festival

GO! Organic Festival 2018

Enjoy great beer, food, live music and family entertainment at the UK’s biggest organic festival.
Flower and small butterfly at the Pyramid Building, Tirane, Albania

BeeCause

Pop-up created by a team of Imagination graduates encourages Londoners to plant and save the bees.
Plant ‘canaries’ are on the horizon

Plant ‘canaries’

Houseplants could one day monitor home health, alerting us to VOCs and harmful environmental agents.
Environmental impacts of chemicals

Environmental impacts of chemicals

Chemicals released by human activity are affecting biodiversity, food, water and energy security.
The cost of water

The cost of water

Climate change will lead to higher UK water costs, says Institution of Mechanical Engineers.