Green politics and their promises…

Do we still believe in them? In this current day and age we are saddled with a nagging distrust of ourselves and of others, and certainly, it is the politicians we very often trust least of all. They are not able to stand for the ideals which seemed self-evident just a few generations ago, and yet, …

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Coffee cups and waste reduction

When we think about waste reduction, disposable coffee cups are maybe not the first thing that springs to mind. But then the coffee outlets such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero etc.  became well established one after the other throughout the 1990's and early 2000's and the "paper" cups and little plastic lids to avoid …

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A tear and a smile – Sir David and the Plastic Ocean

Sir David Attenborough is always one of the best if not the best of ambassadors when it comes to giving nature's plea a human voice (how would we listen otherwise?) and in appealing to our sense of responsibility for the world we live in. In fact, living up to his knighthood, that is perhaps pretty …

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Detoxify your indoor air? Just buy some plants! Or: Is it really that easy?

The idea that houseplants can act as air purifiers has been circulating on the internet for some time. Most of this is based on a famous NASA article which was published as far back as 1989. Back then, researchers were able to suggest that there are some health benefits if you are growing indoor plants. …

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Conception, Pregnancy and Childbirth Books – a Shortlist

Why would you put something on "shortlist"? Of course, there is still always the "longlist", and lots of it on there would undeniably still be worth reading. This shortlist however contains titles which I found eye-opening and essential for every mother-to-be (and their husbands/partners/parents) to read or dip in and out of. This is for …

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