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The Hive – new beekeepers’ directory

The Hive - beekeepers' directory

The Hive is a new beekeepers’ directory hosted by One Planet. The aim of the project is to help beekeepers across the UK connect with their communities, increase awareness of their work and educate people about these amazing creatures and their vital role in the ecosystem.

The Hive will allow people to find their nearest beekeeper and buy delicious, locally produced honey.

Beekeepers: you can create a listing here – it’s quick and easy, and completely free of charge.

We hope that you enjoy using The Hive and that it will grow into a useful resource. If you have any feedback we would love to hear from you.

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Guide to ethical cleaning products


We deploy a battery of cleaning products — liquids, creams and powders — in the battle against germs and grime. But what is the effect of these substances on our health and the environment? Is this chemical warfare a necessary evil? And if not, what are the natural alternatives?

In the following article we will guide you through the issues, so that you know what to look for and what to avoid when you are buying cleaning products.

In this article

The effects of chemicals used in cleaning products
Environmental impact
Other ethical issues
A more natural approach
Ethical ranking tables
Ethical accreditations

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Extinction Rebellion Targets The Murdoch Press

On Saturday morning, Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded three printing works owned by Rupert Murdoch, delaying the distribution of several national newspapers. Activists blocked roads at the sites in Hertfordshire, Merseyside and North Lanarkshire. The action affected Murdoch-owned News Corp titles the Sun, Times, Sun on Sunday and Sunday Times, as well as the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, and the London Evening Standard.

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Organic cotton face masks

Essential and ethical PPE. With face coverings in shops in England to become mandatory from 24 July, we have teamed up with Khadi London and Where Does It Come From? to bring you these organic cotton face masks, from a social enterprise in rural India.

Each pack purchased will give a donation to UK Charity The Trussell Trust and the khadi social enterprise in India Gram Sewa Mandal, Gopuri where the cotton is grown and processed.

The natural fabric means that the masks will cut down on the harmful chemicals that we’ll be breathing in, as well as providing a filter for health protection. And at only £10.50 per mask they are great value.

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One Planet launch

On 20 July 2020 – after months of planning, preparation, design, research, and techy stuff setting up the website – One Planet went live, and we think we have created something really special. Our purpose is to help you shop in a more eco-friendly and sustainable way so that each of us, in our own small way, can help protect and preserve our planet.

The environmental challenges we face are so huge that it’s easy to think ‘What can I possibly do that will make any difference?’ But each of our shopping choices really does have an effect, and as more and more of us make the right choices that effect multiplies and creates change for the better.

We have carried out extensive research to find products which we all need to use in our everyday lives, which are fantastic quality and made in a way that does not trash the environment. We will continue to search for high quality products with high production standards, from small and independent, mainly UK-based, suppliers who share our values.

Welcome to the One Planet community, and thank you for being part of the journey with us.