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Bridge the Gap

Ecotip – Choose song-bird safe olive oil

by Phil Chatfield Do you use olive oil for cooking and in salad dressings? If so, you may be shocked to know modern harvesting practices are killing migratory birds. Portugal’s Institute for Nature Conservation and […]

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Ecotip – Facemasks – a hidden problem

by Phil Chatfield From 15 June 2020 it is mandatory to wear facial masks or coverings when using public transport in England. Many people are already using them in shops, or even when out walking […]

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Ecotip – Let the train take the strain

Let the train take the strain – cut your carbon footprint At this time of the year, many of us are considering summer holidays. Cheap flights have transformed travel. Short breaks in Europe or holidays […]

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Ecotip – Fighting fatbergs

Fighting fatbergs The word “fatberg” was coined after the discovery of a 130 tonne blockage in the sewers of Whitechapel in 2017. They are caused by a build-up of wipes, fats, oils and grease in […]

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Ecotip – Reducing use of plastic milk bottles

Plastic milk bottles Are you thinking about ways to reduce your use of plastic containers in response to David Attenborough’s 2018 Blue Planet programmes? One product which generates vast numbers of single use plastic bottles […]

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Ecotip – Lighting

Lighting There has been a revolution in lighting in recent years. The familiar orange Sodium street lights have gone, replaced by smaller, more efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). We are increasingly using these in our […]

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Ecotip – Shopping for presents?

At this time of the year, many of us are looking for that special gift for friends and family. The obvious option is to visit local shops, town centre malls or increasingly to look on-line. […]