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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


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.
Jarvis Smith at the PEA Awards 2018

P.E.A. Awards 2018

Environmental superheroes revealed at the UK's first festival awards ceremony.
Heroes of the season_mygreenpod

Top 5 Summer Switches

Five simple switches that will bring a bit more sunshine to your life, plus our MyGreenPod Heroes of the Season!
Jarvis Smith

Jarv’s rules

Jarvis Smith explains how we need to join the dots – and then make a dash.
Don't lose sleep over what's in your mattress

Sleep naturally

Don’t lose sleep over what’s in your mattress – go organic instead.
Picking an eco coffee cup

Picking an eco coffee cup

Reusable coffee cups are the way forward – but are they all created equal?
Getting cheeky

Getting cheeky

Soft, strong, sustainable and skin friendly – The Cheeky Panda bamboo loo roll has it all.
Mintel report shows women are more likely to recycle than men

The eco gender gap

71% of women try to live more ethically, compared with 59% of men.
Unearthed investigation finds illegal pesticides on eBay

Illegal pesticides on eBay

Trading standards launch investigation over UK sales of illegal pesticides on eBay.
Does our recycling end up in landfill?

Is our recycling exported to landfills?

National Audit Office: government should have ‘a better handle on the risks associated with so much packaging waste being recycled overseas’.
Myenergi team

zappi birthday!

Lincolnshire-based myenergi is thriving thanks to public demand for straightforward eco-products.
Camden is one of the boroughs that will benem the extension of Solar Together

Affordable solar in London

Sadiq Khan expands solar panel scheme after 4,000 sign up to the first phase of the group-buying model