Dangers of DIY Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a widely mined natural mineral having microscopic fibers that are used for building over 3000 different products for centuries. It is also named as the miracle mineral because of its resistance to heat, chemical reactions and durability. Its extensive use includes the building of ships and insulation of wood and floors using sprayed chemicals on walls and ceilings. However, there have been researches and evidence that its use has caused mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer where fibers line around the heart of the lung, causing breathing issues. Other related diseases include asbestosis and non-malignant pleural thickening diseases. However, lung cancer and this disease can happen if asbestos is breathed through the air. Continue reading “Dangers of DIY Asbestos Removal”

What laws and bans are in place to protect our planet?

It’s clear from the headlines in the news that climate change is becoming more and more evident across the globe. From severe droughts and flash floods to devastating hurricanes and melting glaciers, the changing weather poses a real risk. However, it’s not just global warming that is a huge threat to our planet. There are a range of other issues, including the use of plastic and overusing Earth’s natural resources.

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Why are new cars beginning to appeal again?

Whether it’s a new piece of jewellery, a holiday or eating out, we appreciate the finer things in life. Well, it appears that the new-car phenomenon is back too! The Society of Motor Manufacturers has revealed that 193,000 new cars were registered in May this year — up 3.4% on the figures recorded in the same month last year. That followed a 10.4% increase in new-car sales in April compared to April 2017. Continue reading “Why are new cars beginning to appeal again?”

Upcycling Shipping Containers: A Great Help for Our Environment

Hundreds of thousands of shipping containers are deemed no longer safe to continue to be used for transporting goods every year. These numbers have been adding up, with possibly tens of millions sitting unused in ports, storage yards and other container graveyards around the world. Sometimes a container may only be used a few times before it is discarded in favour of a brand-new model. Continue reading “Upcycling Shipping Containers: A Great Help for Our Environment”

Fuel in the future – What’s in store?

With the help of Lookers who offer a variety of car servicing plans, we explore the future of fuel. Recently, diesel has come in for a lot of scrutiny recently due to the levels of Nitrogen Oxide our vehicles emit. So much so that the government in the UK proposed plans to ban any sales of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040 as they try to clean the nation’s air quality. As a result, 2017 was a record year for sales of electric vehicles, with over 4,000 new registrations per month in the UK — a significant increase compared to 2013 figures, which witnessed just 3,500 new registrations over the entire year! Continue reading “Fuel in the future – What’s in store?”

Greener appliances: How to make your home more eco-friendly

With eco-related issues becoming increasingly apparent on the news and in everyday life, more and more people have been taking the initiative to do their bit for the planet. If you’ve been recycling your plastics, cycling into work rather than taking the car, or investing in reusable drinks containers, you’re on the right track – but there are a number of other ways to make a difference at home. This helpful guide will give you everything you need to transform your old appliances into more eco-friendly versions of themselves: Continue reading “Greener appliances: How to make your home more eco-friendly”

Reuse your wedding dress to join the fight against fast fashion

The issue of fast fashion is likely something that you’ve heard of. The media have been covering a lot of it recently, and it’s clear to see why. In fact, one report revealed that around 300,000 tonnes of clothing is thrown away each year in the UK. Unfortunately, the rapid rate of fashion consumption is having a negative effect on the environment, from the increased amount of water that is being used in manufacturing to the amount of toxic chemicals that are involved with the making of garments.

In addition to buying less clothes throughout the year, there is something else that you can do to reduce your input to the issue of fast fashion. Repurposing your wedding dress is something that many of us don’t consider, but it can play its part in helping the environment. And, your wedding dress isn’t the only thing that you can reuse from your wedding day, read on to find out more: Continue reading “Reuse your wedding dress to join the fight against fast fashion”

How Paper Bags Could be part of the Solution to the War on Plastic Packaging

Recent times have witnessed the rise in popularity of paper bags to assist in the continued war on plastic products. From plastic bags to plastic straws there has been a huge decline in the popularity of plastic products. However whilst the zero-waste lifestyle is beneficial it is currently only available to those with significant disposable income. Continue reading “How Paper Bags Could be part of the Solution to the War on Plastic Packaging”

Economising on fuel – How easy is it?

If you already drive an eco-friendly vehicle, then good on you for taking the first step towards economising on fuel. More and more people are justifiably developing a passion for taking the right steps to easing the burden on our environment. However, if you find yourself wondering what factors contribute to the amount of fuel your vehicle emits then you’ll come away from this post more enlightened. In conjunction with Lookers, who specialise in providing a wide variety of servicing offers, we’ve compiled a guide detailing exactly how you can economise on fuel. Continue reading “Economising on fuel – How easy is it?”

E-liquids are better for the environment than tobacco – Reasons to start vaping

We often hear about the negative impacts of smoking on human health as smoking tobacco is always related to heart, lung and respiratory problems in the long term. While we are all aware of the impact of tobacco on our health, rarely we’re informed about its impact on the environment. An increasingly large number of people in the UK are shifting to e-cigarettes from smoking for health reasons. Researchers recently revealed that e-liquids are also less harmful to the environment as compared to tobacco products. Continue reading “E-liquids are better for the environment than tobacco – Reasons to start vaping”

Reasons to choose Invisalign instead of traditional braces

Many of us will have some form of braces at some time in our life to fix wonky teeth or an over/under bite. Some of us were offered the treatments on an NHS scheme when we were much younger, but now that we’re no longer eligible for free dental procedures what are the options?

Whilst there are still the options of traditional braces, there are much more advances options for you to choose from now that technology has advanced. Continue reading “Reasons to choose Invisalign instead of traditional braces”

4 Tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance, High Endurance Garden

Although we are living in the digital age, it seems like homeowners have gotten busier rather than having that long-hoped-for extra time on their hands. This may be one of the reasons why more homes around the country don’t have the beautiful gardens they once had, but there is a solution, even for those who have little to no time for gardening. Here are four tips for creating a low-maintenance, high endurance garden that requires little upkeep but offers plenty of enjoyment. Continue reading “4 Tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance, High Endurance Garden”