October 2017

Clearabee service is an on demand rubbish removal service

If you get fed up waiting for the council to come and clear your rubbish or you worry that the ubiquitous man with a van won't recycle properly, then Clearabee can help

Tony Hawk on his Iris board

The perfect Christmas gift for the eco-minded skateboard mad teen...a recycled skateboard skateboard. Now you can follow in Tony Hawk's slipstream

Do you bit to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by using Wrag Wrap

Wrap your gifts in an eco-friendly fabric that looks and feels remarkably like wrapping paper. Wrag Wrap won't tear or degrade, and it's meant to be re-used again and again

Portuguese Bowl with Apricots by Lucy McKie

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters holds its annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in central London, with beautiful works from abstracts to still life

Sulapac packaging from Finnish green start-up Sulapac

A worktop made from quartz and waste plastic, premium packaging made from wood and a re-usable disposable vending cup are among the finalists in this year's Green Alley Awards

The new factory in north of Newcastle on Tyne

The paints and coatings giant has opened what it says is the most advanced and sustainable paint factory in the world at Ashington in Northumberland

Bee and hops on emerald glass by Rowan McOnegal

Artist Rowan McOnegal produces exquisite glass wallhangings, as well as stained glass for doors and windows

The green energy company is helping schools to plant more trees to improve their local air quality

Vancouver

The Forest Stewardship Council's new initiative aims to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests

It's heading into autumn, time to think about getting the woollies out and while we're about it let's give thanks for wool, that most sustainable and versatile of yarns