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Why We Need to Stop Balloon Releases Now!

As you can tell from the title I absolutely despise balloon releases. They are wasteful, harmful to the environment and can cause injury or death to both wildlife and livestock. Why in 2024 these are still allowed I will never know but here I am writing about it because it still seems to be a popular trend for social media videos, gender reveals, dummy/pacifier releases (yes really!) and remembering a loved one. As heartwarming as these gestures might seem at the time, the environmental repercussions are far from positive. Here’s why we need to stop all balloon releases now and opt for more sustainable alternatives.

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7 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Summer Items

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Summer is a fantastic time for fun in the sun, beach trips, woodland walks, long bike rides, water fights and outdoor adventures, however, these activities can often come with a downside – an increase in waste and environmental impact. Thankfully, these days there are plenty of reusable and eco-friendly alternatives to single-use and chemical-laden products. By choosing some of these you will not only be helping to reduce your carbon footprint, but you’ll also find many of these items are more convenient and cost-effective in the long run. Here are seven must-have eco-friendly summer items that I would recommend trying to make the switch to…

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The Benefits of Teaching Kids About Sustainable Eating

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Sustainable eating may soon become standard practice in many areas of the world, so it’s important to introduce the concept into our kids’ education as soon as possible.

By teaching our young ones where their food comes from and the benefits of choosing healthy options over attractive, sugary ones, we’re setting them up for lifelong wellness while also helping the environment. 

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From Fast Fashion to Ethical Clothing

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The world of fashion offers a constant stream of trends, allowing shoppers to express themselves through style.  But behind the glamorous facade often lies a hidden cost: environmental damage.  

Fast fashion, with its rapid production cycles, frequently relies on unsustainable materials, questionable labor practices, and leaves a significant ecological footprint.

However, a powerful shift is underway – a movement towards sustainable slow fashion

Consumers today are demanding greater transparency and accountability from brands, and that is where Ethical Clothing steps in to fill the gaps.

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I absolutely love shopping secondhand so when I came across Vinted a few years ago (a little late to the party) I was immediately hooked. I have covered most of Christmas using this app, I have found clothing items I adore, and I have purchased everything from shoes to bags, a clock, wetsuits, toys and books, costumes and Lego all at amazing prices. I have also used it myself to sell items I no longer need. It is the one-stop secondhand shop that I think everyone could benefit from using in order to prevent waste, save money, find treasures and really build up that circular economy. As I am so often asked how I manage to bag some of the items I show on my social media I thought I would share my 11 top tips for successfully shopping on Vinted with you…

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