Currently over 80% of the ecological costs of a product are determined before it is even created.
The tufts are still plastic, but the rest is bio-degradable.
Along an Orkney shoreline
Having trialled the bamboo toothbrush and the toothpaste tablets here are the completely personal results.
We will be trialling a bamboo brush and toothpaste tablets (which include fluoride).
Nurdles are tiny pellets of plastic about the size of a lentil.
So many good things in one object!
SEACLEAN aims to retrieve and recycle plastics – both afloat and submerged – by grinding them down into usable commodities for use in industry worldwide.
The Scottish Government is putting forward proposals for a charge on single use disposable cups – similar to the one introduced successfully on carrier bags.
“The calendar would make a good Christmas present, coming, as it does, with a protective cardboard envelope”