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Deposit Return Scheme: Potential Life Changer For Our Communities

  Earlier this year the government announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers (whether plastic, glass or metal), subject to consultation. That’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it?   Basically, the government are planning on introducing a cash incentive for people to recycle plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminium cans instead of throwing them away. Yep, that’s right, you could potentially get money for returning your used cans and bottles to a recycling depot. We are beyond excited for this and not just because of the huge impact this will inevitably have on our lakes, rivers and seas.   The Guardian states that only 43% of the 13 billion plastic bottles used each year...

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Hot Water: Your Skin's New Best Friend

Drinking hot water isn’t a new thing.    People have been drinking hot water, and reaping the benefits of it, for thousands of years. Pretty much ever since fire was invented (don’t quote us on that, we weren’t actually there 😉).   But why do people drink hot water? It’s kinda weird isn’t it.   Well, for one….their skin.   Everyone Wants Great Skin It doesn’t matter whether you’re in your younger years and still fighting acne, whether you’re a little more along the path and battling with the dreaded crows-feet, or somewhere in between. We all want great skin.       It’s not about being vain, it’s not about wanting to draw attention to yourself, it’s about feeling...

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60 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles

  “There is no away, when we throw anything away it must go somewhere” - Annie Leonard We live in a world where many of our everyday items are disposable. From cutlery to carrier bags, we throw away a lot of items that are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly. An effective way to do our part is to buy reusable, sustainably sourced items and to reuse or recycle the disposable items we have.    Single use plastic bottles are designed for exactly that, single use. It's not safe to reuse single use plastic bottles for drinking. While most plastic bottles are recyclable, there are also lots of great ways you can reuse them for things other than drinking.    Here’s 60 different...

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FOSH Cubes: Cucumber & Mint

Cucumber and mint are a classic combination, especially when it comes to flavouring your water.   Cucumber has been raved about a lot over the years and it's suggested that cucumber can play a vital role in: weight loss healthy skin lowering blood pressure preventing cancer strong bones ...and our favourite....hydration!   Mint is also a bit of a superstar when it comes to our health. It's been known to help allergies, the common cold, and a range of digestive system issues. And who doesn't love having minty fresh breath?   Together, you have an unbeatable combination.     To create your cucumber and mint FOSH cubes, simply blend together the following ingredients: 1/2 cucumber 10 mint leaves 200 ml water (FOSH...

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Eco-Friendly Plastic Alternatives: Part 1

Swaps For The Busy Bee You work all day, come home to kids, cooking and laundry - we get it. Being environmentally conscious and making the right decisions can be time consuming and daunting, but we've got some really easy swaps for you. Help the planet, reduce your waste and set a good example for those around you.   Bags Yes, bags, we know you’ve heard this a lot but it’s important so we’re going to say it again. Each year 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide. Enough is enough! Get yourself a few reusable bags, keep one in your handbag, in the boot of your car, in your desk at work - anywhere! Don't be caught...

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