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Veganuary 2019 kicks off with a call on UK parliament to try vegan this January

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Veganuary 2019 kicks off with a call on UK parliament to try vegan this January

There’s not long left of 2018, and ahead of January, important ‘try vegan’ charity, Veganuary, are starting to unveil their campaigns for the month     Over the years, more than 250,000 people from an astounding 193 different countries have tried the month-long vegan pledge. Excitingly, Veganuary predict that by the end of January 2019,…

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Iceland make waves with banned palm oil advert

By now, you’ll have seen the recently banned Iceland advert, drawing attention to the issue of palm oil.   The advert focuses on the destruction its production causes to rainforests, and the effects this has on orangutans. But long before the advert came to light, palm oil has been a huge environmental issue. We take…

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Vegan Myths: Avocados aren’t vegan

If you haven’t heard the ‘news’ that’s been circulating the vegan network and social media, it’s likely that you will stumble across it soon.   The recent hiatus has been focused mostly on the millennial-favourite, the avocado, but has also condemned almonds, kiwis, and several other fruits and vegetables, claiming that they are not vegan.…

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Morrisons Reintroduces Paper Grocery Bags to Replace Single-Use Plastic

UK supermarket Morrisons has reintroduced paper grocery bags to replace plastic, in efforts to tackle the problem of single-use plastic. The paper bags will be available for customers to use for fresh fruit and vegetables, and customers are encouraged to bring in their own containers for other delicatessen counters in stores. The supermarket have said…

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Stella McCartney Fights River Thames Plastic

We are all becoming more aware of just how much plastic pollution is impacting our environment, with many of us taking positive steps towards reducing our plastic usage. However, this does not change the fact that despite our best efforts to recycle everything we can, a staggering 8 million tonnes of our plastic waste ends…

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World Cup Sausage Foul

In lieu of the 2018 World Cup that kicked off in Russia yesterday, Berlin based nutrition retailer nu3 has released some impelling data that reveals just how much football fans’ sausage consumption will impact our environment during the FIFA World Cup this year. By analysing match attendee’s average sausage consumption per game in one of…

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One in Five UK Mammals at Risk of Extinction

red squirrel

One in five of UK mammals are at risk of extinction, according to new research from the Mammal Society and Natural England. The red squirrel, wildcat and the grey long-eared bat are among 12 species added to a ‘red list’ for wild mammals in the UK. Multiple factors are contributing to this statistic, with climate…

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Animal Agriculture is Killing Native Animals in South America

A new report has found that animal agriculture is killing native animals in South America. The report titled The Avoidable Crisis, found that in the Gran Chaco area that is home to wild animals such as jaguars, screaming hairy armadillo and giant anteater, the land is extensively being cleared for soy farming that will be…

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Krill Industry Exposed in New Greenpeace Report

The krill industry has been exposed in a new report published by Greenpeace, and stockists are removing krill products from their shelves. UK health and beauty chain Boots has removed their products from sale, and items include krill oil as a health supplement both under their own brand and from third party brands. Krill is…

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World Health Organisation Looking into Microplastics in Drinking Water

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are launching an investigation into the presence of microplastics in bottled drinking water following the report that Orb Media found plastic particles in major brands of bottled water. Currently there is no understanding of the implications to human health regarding the ingestion of microplastics from bottled water, however, WHO are…

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