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Stories on the specialist theme of sustainability, marking the 2021 G7 summit and its key theme of climate change

Make your period products sustainable and safe

The stigma around talking about periods has diminished as women become more confident about discussing body issues. Next step is ensuring sanitary products are...

What is UEFA doing to counteract the pollution produced during Euro 2020?

For the first time in its history the European Championships are not being played in one or two countries but across 11, spanning four...

Sustainability vox pop: What is your oldest item of clothing?

Did you know that a pair of jeans can last more than 10 years? While the trend of fast fashion is decreasing a lot for...

How to make your own eco-friendly hair care

A big step towards greener living is changing your beauty routine. The chemicals contained in industrial products and plastic packaging can be harmful for...

Greenhouse gases and the world’s appetite for beef

As the global population grows the food needed to sustain us has increased dramatically. Isobel Pankhurst talks to The Vegan Society and National Farmers...

‘It gives people a purpose’ – how gardening can improve mental wellbeing

Enya Stock talks to Annabelle Padwick, founder of National Growing for Wellbeing Week, about the mental and physical benefits of gardening and why we...

Sale of halogen light bulbs to be banned as part of the UK government’s climate change plans

The sale of halogen light bulbs will be banned from September 2021, with fluorescent light bulbs soon to follow, the UK government has announced,...

How sustainable are the UK’s biggest retailers?

With consumers increasingly focused on sustainability, many of the UK's leading supermarkets are trying to become more eco-friendly. Dominic Challis investigates their green credentials Tesco Tesco...

Mount Recyclemore – the e-waste replica welcoming G7 world leaders to Cornwall

Eighty years after Mount Rushmore, Cornwall has its own version: Mount Recyclemore. What looks like a miniature replica of the colossal, historical sculpture in South...

Living life on the hedge – the country practice that has protected the environment for centuries

It is said that when the Romans invaded Britain, they were most unimpressed by the thick hedges impeding their progress. To this day, farmers...