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How do you clean your loo?

Have you read the small print? There is a bewildering array of toilet cleaners on the market and many are simply 'pop in the bowl' (or cistern) and forget. But have you actually read the back of the packet? You'll find that most of them contain a line 'Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects'. When you flush the loo and admire the brightly coloured liquid flowing off to the sewer, do yo...
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Back to the future…or the land of Oz?

You'd expect somebody that sells cleaning products for a living to know all about modern cleaning products and those used daily by our grandparents. Tina works at a homewares store in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. She was intrigued by the increasing number of customers that were asking for traditional cleaning  products like Soda Crystals, white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Many were seeking them out ...
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Your waterproof clothing may not be ‘green’, but how you care for it can be

Waterproof clothing
It seems ironic that people that are interested in getting close to nature in the outdoors are actually relying on waterproof clothing that may have used environmentally damaging chemicals in their production. Charities such as Greenpeace are concerned about the use of PFCs in the manufacture of outdoor gear. Here are details of the research, but it's not for the faint hearted.  For a more user-fr...
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Packaging and the environment

Liquid Soap Flakes
One of our Facebook followers has recently raised some very interesting points about the packaging we use - with particular regard to Soda Crystals and Liquid Soap Flakes. Soda Crystals and the old 'dry' soap flakes used to be supplied in a cardboard box. Soda Crystals are actually a 'wet' product and the reason why they can go hard if they reach over 32oC. The water content would seep out of a...
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Earth Day 2010

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day!Earth Day was set up to raise awareness about environmental issues, and to encourage appreciation for the many things nature provides for us that we often take for granted. Many of us already try to take steps to reduce our impact on the environment, but perhaps today we could all spend a little extra time thinking of ways to cut back on the damage we cau...
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