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Martin Watts
Is stainless steel safe for coffee, your health and the planet?

Is stainless steel safe for coffee, your health and the planet?

According to National Geographic cartographers, we now have five oceans to look after, as you may have recently seen in the news. This makes the question of how to protect our planet from the destructive stream of plastic pollution ending up in it is more relevant than ever. So how does the way you drink your coffee affect the safety and well-being of the planet as well as your own health and safety? A new ocean to look after National Geographic cartographers have recently reclassified a body of water around Antarctica as a new ocean – the Southern Ocean. This means...

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Why you should switch to a reusable coffee cup

Why you should switch to a reusable coffee cup

If we all made the simple switch from single-use cups to reusable ones, the cumulative benefits to the environment would be enormous. And it would also save each of us few quid while we’re at it. That refreshing coffee to get you going in the morning as you head out might not seem like a big deal. But once you’ve thrown the paper or plastic cup in the bin, it’s already been on a lengthy journey in contributing to environmental harm. And that tale of damage has only just begun. The scale of the disposable cup problem In the UK,...

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Bamboo straws: The eco-friendly option

Bamboo straws: The eco-friendly option

We all know we need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, and the evils of plastic drinking straws are now widely known (yet another reason to love David Attenborough!). But there are so many reusable straws on the market, and it can be hard to know where to get started. Check out this useful guide to reusable bamboo straws to help you discover more. Why use reusable straws? Every time you use a single-use item, even those that aren’t made of plastic, you’ll be creating some kind of waste. All single-use items, including biodegradable ones, should be avoided as...

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The Truth Behind BPA and Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

The Truth Behind BPA and Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

It’s no secret to most of us that single-use plastics are awful for the environment. The worrying statistics are piling up, with experts estimating that between 5.5 and 14.6 million tonnes of plastic currently enter the ocean each year and that if we continue on with the rate at which we’re currently polluting, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. If that doesn’t ring alarm bells in your head, we don’t know what will. Bad for our bodies and the environment Not only are single-use plastics bad for the environment and polluting our oceans, but they’re bad...

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