Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Christmas dinner

Eating is the focal point of the day for most Christmas celebrations, but cutting carbon and waste out of a meal doesn’t have to have any impact on your enjoyment of the day.  The following are tips  on ways to reduce your environmental impact: Prepare the right amount of food …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Cards, Wrapping and Decorations

In the second post in our series about sustainability at Christmas, we will be focusing on cards, wrap and decorations. These are all standard elements of our Christmas experience but could they be greener? Cards  We are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying cards, here are a few …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Choosing The Tree

Christmas trees, along with the presents nestled beneath them, and the decorations around the home, are all a part of creating the festive spirit of the season.  But having high spirits doesn’t have to mean a high carbon footprint.  This is the first of a series of posts about how …

Great British Beach Clean – The Results!

Back in September a group from the Edinburgh CRF took part in the Great British Beach Clean (you can read all about it here: blogs.ed.ac.uk/sustainable-wellness) The Marine Conservation Society have now released the results and they make for some interesting reading.  I have picked out a few key facts to …

Do your bit for the environment whilst enjoying your favourite products!

Bodyshop, LUSH, L’OCCITANE, Kiehl or MAC user? Check out the recycling schemes on offer which can save you a pretty penny as well as help the environment! Body Shop recycling scheme Return Recycle Repeat encourages customers who return their used Body shop bottles (and jars or pots) to receive £5 off …

Improving Recycling in the Laboratory – Challenges to be overcome

At home, like many others, I recycle plastic, cardboard, paper and I compost my food waste. I even collect up my used baby food pouches and send them away to be recycled (I know, I shouldn’t even use them but no, I’m not a make-my-own purees of organic veg Mum! …