Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Reduce your waste: a meaningful New Year’s resolution for 2017

Probably, by this time of the year, many of us have already given up in our New Year’s resolution: getting upset less frequently, controlling our stress, working out three days per week or going on a diet. It may not be one of the most common, but what about trying to reduce our waste? Not so very long ago, in a flat of two people, we […]

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Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Just the sound of the fighter jets that take off from Trapani‘s military base break the silence that reigns in this little paradise: an island of 2okm square surrounded by crystal clear water, where the bike -and the boat- is the main means of transport. Favignana is the largest of the Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi), an archipelago 7km off the northwest coast of Sicily which is a very […]

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Let’s Move! or how Michelle Obama’s failure against junk food marketing has been presented as a success

Let’s Move! or how Michelle Obama’s failure against junk food marketing has been presented as a success

When Michelle Obama launched the third campaign of her Let’s Move! in 2013, she claimed that her initiative “changed the conversation in this country”, the US, meaning that childhood obesity was finally recognised as a health crisis. But the country wasn’t the only one changing the conversation; Michelle Obama herself progressively and discreetly schifted the approach of Let’s Move!. The project was founded in 2010 with […]

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Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

Scary figures: 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkins are dumped every Halloween

As Halloween gets closer, the sales of pumpkins increase more and more. We all know what the destiny of those squashes is: to be emptied and carved, becoming an element of evil appearence with its own thoughts. The main purpose is to give a cool touch to our houses for this night of celebration. But what happens next is not cool at all; most of those […]

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Why we should reduce our excessive consumption of bottled water

Why we should reduce our excessive consumption of bottled water

The fact of buying bottled water in a convenience store may seem a harmless action, and most of us don’t even think of the consequences that such a mundane gesture does indeed have. According to James Salzman, the author of Drinking Water: A History, bottled-water craze began with a TV spot launched by Perrier at the end of the 70’s. The charming voice of Orson Welles opened a […]

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The countless benefits of being part of an organic box scheme

The countless benefits of being part of an organic box scheme

It’s delivery day! You’ll understand the excitement if you’re already in an organic box scheme, receiving weekly your box full of colour and taste. Fortunately, the UK is a rich country in organic farms. In the Soil Association website you’ll find all those which offer organic box schemes in England and in this list are those operating in Scotland, but you’ll probably have numerous options […]

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Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Healthy junk food to feed awareness

Every year, around 88 million tonnes of food are dumped in the EU (other kind of ‘junk food’), being the UK on the top of this waste chart with over 12 million tonnes. This is ‘normal’ given its large population, and it’s proportionally aligned with the rest of the European countries, but think about the figures. Twelve million tonnes is equivalent to 12.000.000.000 kilos. Estimating […]

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