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The great debate: reusable vs disposable nappies

By Lorrin Windahl. I’ve recently had my first child and, being very aware of the impact I have on the environment, I have been faced with a dilemma – reusable or disposable nappies. And I thought the timing of this…

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IKEA: the global furniture giant shows its softer side

By Lorrin Windahl. IKEA is synonymous with affordable, flat packed furniture. The yellow and blue branding has become an icon of the modern consumer era and can be seen in many countries throughout the world. But, the good news is that the…

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Cardboard coffins – an eco exit?

By Lorrin Windahl. A pretty morbid post I know but I’ve always been amazed at the elaborate and ‘over the top’ design of coffins when they are just put in the ground or, worse still, burnt. When you think about…

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Life Cycle Assessment Part 2: Reduce Your Product’s Environmental Impact

By Giles Matthews. Any well-adjusted person could quickly reason that by reducing a product’s environmental impact it will also correlate in sustainable financial benefits. And these benefits are unrelated to any environmental measures.  My job in the following short paragraphs…

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