Posts by Eco Living Magazine

Head Count- The top 10 countries with the highest population

The time has come to address the issue of overpopulation. Over seven billion people live on Earth today, yet the UN has estimated that this figure will rise to a gigantic 9.7 billion by 2050, unless we take steps to combat the problem. Although this is a worldwide issue, individuals cannot change their lifestyles to…

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Countdown to Zero

The ethos of zero-waste living and shopping harks back to the days before everything we needed was available in one shop and packaged in single-use plastic. We’ve all seen the problems that these throwaway items cause on our environment, but do we ever give as much thought to just how much of our shopping is actually…

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Plastic Waste In Oceans May Double By 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that between 2018 and 2050 the petchem industry will create nearly half the growth in world oil demand, adding almost seven million barrels of consumption each day. The increasing demand for plastic is one of the main contributors to this issue, as developing nations are consuming more and…

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London Will Soon Have Eco-Friendly Vending Machines

London will soon be home to its first eco-friendly laundry vending machine, which will be placed at Epping Underground Station on Saturday 6th October. Londoners will now be able to drop their dirty laundry off at a VDrop for a price of £3 per garment, and have it washed, cleaned and returned within 24 hours.…

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Price of Tobacco Should Be Raised To Reflect Environmental Impact

World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the carbon footprint of the tobacco industry is comparable to entire countries, such as Israel and Wales. The organisation is therefore urging the price of tobacco to be raised to reflect the mass environmental damage it is causing, including water pollution and deforestation. It has been stated that…

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New Zealand’s Leading Supermarket Bans Plastic Straws

Countdown, one of New Zealand’s leading supermarket chains is no longer selling packets of plastic straws. The store hope that this action will help to remove 11.6 million plastic straws from circulation each year. Kiri Hannifin, general manager corporate affairs and sustainability comments: “Like other plastic and packaging, straws can have a disastrous impact on…

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Consumers Are Posting Crisp Packets Back To Walkers HQ

By 2025, crisp brand Walkers have pledge to go plastic free, yet until this date, they will have produced 28 million more plastic packets, which will pollute the environment and cause devestation across the planet. Although the company is attempting to make some changes, many believe that it is not acting fast enough, and attempting…

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What smoking is doing to our environment

Plastic pollution is hot topic at the moment with information about plastic straws, cups, bottles etc literally littering social media and newspapers, informing us on how damaging our wasteful habits are to our oceans and environment. However, what we often fail to recognise is how other everyday habits could also be polluting our planet. The…

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The Government Suggests Rasing The Plastic Bag Levy

In 2015, the UK Government enforced a 5p charge for plastic bags in all businesses with 250+ employees. This has helped to reduce the amount of single-use plastic supplied to consumers, yet Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the charge may rise to 10p. It is important to remember that this charge is not…

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New Research Suggests People Are Confused About Recycling

A new survey from YouGov share that more people want to recycle, but as many as 65 per cent of people are confused by what they can and can’t include. Professor Andrew Abbot, from the University of Hull said: “In some areas, there seems to be ultra-confusion which results in people throwing everything into the…

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