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.
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.
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.
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.