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Sunscreen: Damaging to People & the Planet?

Sunscreen: Damaging to People & the Planet?

  Sunscreen is designed to protect our skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer, but could it be damaging our health and the planet in the process?  Despite sunscreen being now universally accepted as a critical barrier to reducing skin cancer risk, in recent years, it has come under scrutiny for being potentially toxic to the environment –...

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Why You Should Buy Fair Trade Chocolate

Why You Should Buy Fair Trade Chocolate

Why You Should Buy Fair Trade Chocolate  Cadbury, Hershey's, and Nestlé – what do these three companies all have in common? They are not Fair Trade chocolate but with fewer than 5% of all cocoa produced with Fair Trade standards. Is this the norm?  The majority of the cocoa production from cocoa crops (about 70%) can be traced back to...

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The impact of cleaning products on our bodies & the environment

The impact of cleaning products on our bodies & the environment

The impact of cleaning products on our bodies & the environment  We all know the saying, 'Home is where the heart is'—the place where memories and family traditions are made. It is also where we nourish our loved ones from the inside out, and how we keep our home clean, fresh and healthy, impacts this.  5 common conventional cleaning products...

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Good News for the Planet 2021

Good News for the Planet 2021

  A lot happened in 2021 – some good, some bad and others great. We wanted to spotlight the positive stories of incredible innovations, organisations, and individuals committed to making a positive impact.   12 bits of Good News in 2021    1. Good News for the Coral of Australia's Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef – the world's...

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