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“I went plastic-free for a month and saved £200”

One writer reveals how going plastic-free can be kind to your purse – as well as the planet.

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Sophie Hines
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Beauty

Dove is switching to bottles made from 100% recycled plastic in an epic packaging shake-up

The Unilever-owned beauty brand is also developing a refillable stainless steel deodorant

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Amber Ascroft
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Life

5 tips for having a greener Halloween

Forget witches and zombies, it’s the amount of plastic we use during Halloween that’s truly terrifying.

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Georgie Young
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Beauty

California has banned all single-use plastic toiletries from its hotel bathrooms

Hotels will face fines if they don't remove their miniature beauty bottles by 2023

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Amber Ascroft
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Lauren Geall
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Scotland’s cotton bud ban is a major turning point in the fight against single-use plastic

The new laws came into effect this weekend.

Fashion

Meghan Markle's favourite brand just unveiled boots and sweaters

Everlane is cleaning up the planet, one wardrobe staple at a time

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Grace Cook
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Beauty

Beauty product recycling: everything you need to know about recycling make-up, skincare and haircare

From mascara wands to moisturisers, consider this your beauty recycling 101

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Chloe Burcham
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Marriott hotel bans plastic bottles in bathrooms
Life

Single-use plastic toiletry bottles have just been banned from a major hotel chain

We're so used to seeing them in hotel bathrooms.

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Hollie Richardson
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Books about climate change and the environment
Books

These 9 books will help you to combat your eco-anxiety

Arm yourself with facts and figures in the fight against climate change.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Long Reads

Teen girls around the world explain why they are demanding action on climate change

As Edinburgh students are given a day off school to take part in climate change strikes, 7 girls explain why they strike.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Joanna Lumley talks sustainability, single-use plastic and her best eco-friendly fashion tips

"We’re all part of the same chain, we’ve all got to look around and think, this could be done better."

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Lauren Geall
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Lauren Geall
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Plastic is literally falling from the sky in the Arctic

As if you needed another reason to stop buying single-use products.

Plastic bags
Life

How the 5p plastic bag charge is making a real impact in our fight against climate change

Taking your favourite tote bag to the supermarket is well worth it.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

13 stylish, reusable water bottles to cut back on plastic waste

They do good AND they look good

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Megan Murray
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Easy ways to go plastic free, a beginners guide
Beauty

How to reduce plastic usage if you don’t know where to begin

If you’re overwhelmed, don’t worry. This will make things easier

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Lucy Partington
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People

Meet the woman inspiring others to live a waste-free life

Ingrid Caldironi quit her job in the oil industry to found a zero-waste supermarket

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Hannah Keegan
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Boots plastic bag ban
Life

Boots just did a high-street first to help tackle the climate change crisis

It will remove over 900 tonnes of plastic waste from their operations.

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Hollie Richardson
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Beauty

Eco-friendly beauty products that make holiday packing a breeze

Make your suitcase more sustainable this summer

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Alicia Lansom
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Shannon Peter
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It’s plastic-free beauty day – here’s 4 easy ways to reduce the plastic in your bathroom

We can all make a difference

Life

5 practical things you can do to fight climate change without totally overhauling your life

Here’s how you can help

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