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How Eco-Friendly Are Your Lunch Habits?

How Eco-Friendly Are Your Lunch Habits?

What does your lunch habits say about you?  Over 1,200 UK full and part-time workers revealed they use an average of four packaging items for each lunch purchase, with 76% picking up a main item e.g. sandwich container, 70% a packet of snacks and 65% a napkin. With the majority (64%) saying they buy lunch on the go more now than they did five years ago, this is leading to an increase in packaging waste, much of which isn’t recycled or recyclable. Taking your lunch to work and school has many health benefits as well as saving money and reducing...

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Microplastics : What are they and what can you do about them?

Microplastics : What are they and what can you do about them?

    Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950. Only 9% of our plastic waste ends up recycled. Most of this plastic ends up in landfills and is left carelessly in our environment. Here it breaks into microparticles that contaminate water and air, harm marine wildlife and are ultimately ingested by us humans. What is microplastic? Microplastics are not a specific kind of plastic, but rather any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length. These microplastics never dissolve and stay in the ocean forever. As we know, plastic does not biodegrade....

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Sustainable Travel : 5 Simple Steps

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Sustainable Travel : 5 Simple Steps

At Eco Boulevard we are wildly passionate about taking care of our environment. With this in mind, we have collated 5 simple steps that everyone can take to make their ventures a little kinder to the earth– whether you are travelling to distant, dreamy shores or somewhere a little closer to home. Minimal packing is key A lighter luggage means a lighter aircraft, which in turn means less fossil fuel to be burnt. Attempting to take your entire wardrobe away with you is not practical and can have a higher impact. Instead why not choose several staple pieces of multi-purpose...

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11 Bathroom Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

11 Bathroom Swaps to Reduce Plastic Waste

Zero wasting your bathroom is all about simplifying your health and beauty routine. Remove unnecessary potions and lotions from your cabinet and replace plastic laden, disposable products with reusable or natural, compostable ones.Read on to discover our 11 simple eco-conscious swaps for the loo that the planet and your pocket will love. SOAP BARS Swap the body wash for soap bars! You can find naked soap bars for good prices and you’re only paying for the soap, not the water added to it as well!To make your soap bars last, make sure that they can dry between use - place...

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A Simple Guide to a Eco-friendly Lifestyle : The 5 Rs.

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A Simple Guide to a Eco-friendly Lifestyle : The 5 Rs.

Did you know just a few easy changes to your daily lifestyle can have a huge impact on our beautiful planet?  Not only will your pocket thank you at the end of the month, but the environment will treasure you for it too! We are always working to provide a wealth of tips on how to work towards a zero waste lifestyle. We understand for the average person hectic with work & deadlines, who just about gets time to see friends or catch up with their latest episodes on Netflix, being the stereotypical "zero waster" who can fit all of...

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