Peat is often seen as the gardener’s best friend. Bags of peat fly off the DIY store and garden centre shelves every Spring. From tomato plants to seedlings, the plastic packs of peat make a perfect place to “grow your own”. However, peat extraction is having a dramatic impact on the places where it removed and packed ready for onward
Just read an interesting blog about using up the food we store in cupbaords and freezers on the MyZeroWaste website. Now Mrs Green is challenging ethical consumers to eat into their foods stocks in June and save money and save the planet. Here at BuyVertue towers we can see where she is coming from. A large proportion of all household
It was ten years ago that the GM (genetically modified) food debate was reaching its peak. The campaigns on both sides were acrimonious and full of recriminations. But then UK consumers voted with their wallets and purses, and suddenly menus and packets were decorated with the phrase “Free from Genetically Modified ingredients”. It looked consumer power had won the day.
The debate around Nuclear Power is set to intensify over the next few months with most major poslitical parties suggesting it is the only way of meet the energy gap that is being predicted for 2030 onwards. Plans to invest more deeply in greener energy sources are likely to be shelved while the Nuclea programme is relaunched using a subsidiesed
Last night the winners of the Observer Ethical Awards for 2012 were announced in London. With stars like Livia and Colin Firth in attendance, the packed venue were treated to positive news on those who are making a real difference in making our consumption more ethical. The winners of the 2012 Observer Ethical Awards were announced at a ceremony last