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Flint: toxic tap water ruins lives of poor mainly black residents

Residents in the Michigan town of Flint suffered for years due to contaminated drinking water. The scandal of this man-made disaster is the subject of a documentary by British director Anthony Baxter, narrated by actor Alec Baldwin. It shows on BBC Scotland and iPlayer on 1 December. 

Wilko has signed up to the UK Plastic Pact

The retailer has signed up to the UK Plastic Pact and is reducing single use plastic, foil and glitter in its Christmas cards, giftwrap, cracker boxes and gift bags

beavers mitigate flooding risks

Beavers can play an important role in flood prevention and as such deserve our support and care, says the Beaver Trust, which is launching a short documentary film to enlighten us as to their many skills

 

Ecosia say they've already planted 4 million trees

Fed up of being in thrall to Google? Then switch to Berlin-based search engine Ecosia which donates 80 per cent of profits to environmental good causes

Eris light, wood and glass, by LZF

LZF, one of Spain's leading contemporary lighting brands, has won the country's National Innovation and Design Award 2020

IKEA has opened its first ever second hand store in Sweden

The world's first second-hand IKEA store has opened in Sweden. The move is part of the global brand's commitment to achieving a circular economy

The pandemic continues to affect trade shows, with the Surface Design Show the latest event to have to postpone

mattresses should be recycled not landfilled

A new recycling plants will stop thousands of unwanted mattresses ending up in the UK's landfill sites

Dorset Tea biodegradable teabags

Dorset Tea has joined the no plastic purveyors of the UK's favourite hot beverage with eco teabags that can composted by your friendly neighbourhood local authority

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