Sustainability

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9 Shocking Products that Contain Hidden Plastic

There is currently more plastic in the world than there are human beings! In fact, right now, there is approximately 9.1 billion tons of plastic on earth (probably because Elon Musk hasn’t figured out a way of sending it to space yet) and of that, only 9% is recycled. When you think of plastic, lots…

The Benefits of Bokashi Composting

What is Bokashi Composting? Bokashi composting is an ancient fermentation process that originated in Asia approximately 200 years ago! The process uses inoculated bran in a specially designed bin to break down and ferment food waste. The bran accelerates the breakdown of food waste and rebalances its pH, turning it into a nutrient-rich soil builder….

Coffee Scrub – How Used Coffee Grounds Can Fight Inflammation

What Causes Skin Inflammation? Inflammation is essentially an immune response presenting itself on the surface of your skin as your blood vessels become dilated. Its appearance varies from person to person, however, inflammation usually takes on the form of a raised rash that can be red, itchy or warm to touch. The exact cause of…

15 Eco Stocking Fillers under €15

The stress and pressure surrounding last minute Christmas shopping often leads to us throwing away money on things we don’t really need or want. Fillers for Christmas stockings are no different, so instead of panic-buying, why not make the sustainable choice while treating your loved ones this Christmas!  Here are 15 of our favourite eco-friendly…

Eco-friendly October

Autumn is well and truly here! Soaking up the rich and vibrant colours of autumn leaves is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable parts of the season. As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp, we begin to spend more time inside again, and with that comes adapting our habits. We can certainly…

Green Friday – For Every Order, We’ll Plant One Tree!

Friday the 27th of November 2020 will mark the 4th official Green Friday and at Ecostore, we are thrilled to be getting involved again this year. Black Friday has been a global tradition for decades and unfortunately the negative environmental impact of the tradition has been immensely overlooked! Every year, Black Friday bears witness to…

5 Tips for Minimal Waste Grocery Shopping

When it comes to grocery shopping, there is a plethora of waste involved in every trip we take to the store. In 2018 The Guardian revealed that big UK supermarkets generate more than 800,000 tons of plastic packaging waste every year. This is a rather unsettling statistic, but the good news is that much of…

3 Reasons To Switch to Sustainable Feminine Hygiene!

With the rise of Green Consumerism, the pressure on retailers to provide eco-friendly products is constantly increasing. Feminine care is one of the countless retail industries that is undergoing a major sustainability transformation. The fight against climate change is inadvertently shedding light on the environmental impact, as well as the potential health hazards associated with…

5 Tips for Reducing Food Waste at Home

Thursday the 29th of September 2020 marked the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The goal of the day was to raise global awareness about the issue in the hopes that both public and private sectors will bolster their efforts to reduce food loss and waste. According to the UN Food…

How do Cleaning Products Damage the Environment?

Who doesn’t love a sparkly clean home? Cleaning and hygiene in general have taken centre stage in almost every household as we grapple with the global pandemic that is COVID-19. But as we do our weekly shop and stock up on essential cleaning products, it is important to consider the environmental impact of some of…

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