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Going clean just got easy (and cheap)

Going clean just got easy

My Green Pod has launched a crowdfunder to create a subscription service for clean products.
Aerial view of tulip fields and wind turbines in the Noordoostpolder municipality, Flevoland

Cheap renewable energy

New IRENA report reaffirms renewables are a low-cost solution to boost global climate action.
My Green Pod Heroes of the Season, spring '19

Top 5 Spring Switches 2019

Five simple switches that will help you spring clean your lifestyle, plus our MyGreenPod Heroes of the Season.
Jordan Brompton, co-founder of myenergi

Driving the shift

We spoke to Jordan Brompton, co-founder of myenergi, about EVs, renewables and the shift in mainstream consciousness.
Taking organic upstairs

Taking organic upstairs

The organic revolution is well underway in the food sector – and now it’s racing upstairs to the bedroom.
Clean cotton

Clean cotton

Sarah Compson, Soil Association’s international development manager, explains the impact and importance of buying organic textiles.
Angelika Davenport, Tincture

And breathe…

How to use the power of plants to combat the scourge of indoor air pollution.
Children are spending more time indoors, increasing exposure to air pollution

Air pollution in the home

Indoor air pollution 3.5 times worse than outdoor air pollution – and up to 560 times higher at its peak.
The ‘Bee Pit Stop’ at London's King's Cross

The ‘Bee Pit Stop’

Huge 'Bee Pit Stop’ unveiled at King’s Cross to raise awareness of the decline in the UK's bee-friendly habitats.
Oliver Heath, 28 ways in 28 days

28 Ways in 28 Days

Biophilic design expert Oliver Heath has put together 28 ways you can help the planet, one day at a time.
Natural Products Europe 2019

Natural & Organic Products Europe

Exhibition captures the mood of a natural food, beauty and product industry determined to power ahead.
Toys in landfill

Toys in landfill

Nearly one in three parents admit to throwing away toys that are still in perfect condition.
Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour 2019

Tonight, you can raise cash for WWF when you turn your lights out for Earth Hour.
Sainsbury's worst for plastic

Sainsbury’s ‘worst for plastic’

Greenpeace calls out Sainsbury’s as worst in class on plastics, and challenges supermarket to clean up its act.
Old tires in brownfield site

Space for new homes

1m new homes could be built on derelict and vacant land, transforming towns and cities.
Scrap yards and communities

Scrap yards and communities

Trade association for the scrap metal industry says money can be raised for good causes through scrap collections.
Monks and schoolchildren learn about reduce, reuse and recycle

Global Recycling Day 2019

Today the world unites to celebrate recycling, with events planned from Nigeria to South Korea and Brazil to the UK.
Toxic chemicals in plastics

Toxic chemicals in plastics

Influential and environmentally conscious speakers to discuss ‘generation plastic’ at the next Women’s Environmental Network forum.
Brexit's impact on UK recycling

Waste not, want not

Ben Prior, founder and CEO of environmental fund manager Earthworm, takes a look at Brexit’s impact on Britain’s waste and recycling responsibility.
UK’s recycling league table

Recycling league table

London’s Newham is ‘worst area for recycling in UK’ – but Yorkshire’s East Riding comes out on top.