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The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Living: Podcasts, Apps, and Eco-Friendly Choices

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Living: Podcasts, Apps, and Eco-Friendly Choices

In today's fast-paced world, embracing sustainability is crucial. This guide explores ways to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, covering food waste reduction, inspiring podcasts, waste-reducing apps, clothing rental, second-hand shopping, and supporting charity shops. It emphasizes the importance of small actions in building a greener future.
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October Sustainability Spotlight

October Sustainability Spotlight

Innovations in sustainability are making waves in various sectors. The University of Newcastle is pioneering mycocrete, a construction material crafted from mycelium, mushroom roots, providing a green alternative to traditional concrete. Denmark's launch of the Laura Maersk, the world's first green container ship powered by eco-friendly methanol, signifies a critical step in reducing shipping emissions. Meanwhile, the UK is experiencing a surge in renewable technology installations like heat pumps and solar panels, driven by rising energy costs and environmental concerns. These developments underscore a growing commitment to sustainability, offering hope for a greener future across construction, shipping, and energy sectors.
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Championing Plastic-Free Initiatives in Schools: Students, Parents, and Educators Unite

Championing Plastic-Free Initiatives in Schools: Students, Parents, and Educators Unite

As the global movement against plastic pollution gains momentum, UK and Ireland schools are stepping up to reduce plastic consumption and inspire sustainable practices. From innovative lunchbox solutions to rallying the school community for Plastic Free July, here's how students, parents, and educators can collaborate for a greener future.
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Bio-Plastics & Compostable Claims: Green Innovation or Just Another Eco-Hype?

Bio-Plastics & Compostable Claims: Green Innovation or Just Another Eco-Hype?

Discover the universe of eco-packaging with us. We'll shed light on bio plastics, untangle label complexities, explain the difference between home and industrial composting, and offer practical waste management solutions. Join our journey toward a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, where making eco-conscious choices becomes second nature and enjoyable in your daily routine.
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September Sustainability Spotlight

September Sustainability Spotlight

France initiates an eco-friendly project, offering financial support for clothing repair to combat waste and promote responsible consumption. This aligns with global sustainability efforts. The EU introduces a law requiring smartphone manufacturers to create devices with easily replaceable batteries, aiming to reduce electronic waste and foster sustainability. This resonates with worldwide attempts to combat e-waste. Meanwhile, Killarney in Ireland makes history as the first town to ban single-use coffee cups, encouraging reusable alternatives and demonstrating a commitment to reducing plastic waste. These initiatives mark significant steps toward a more environmentally responsible and sustainable future.
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Choosing Organic for a Healthier Planet

Choosing Organic for a Healthier Planet

September is all about celebrating the awesome organic foods we offer and the fantastic benefits they bring to your health and the planet. 🌱 In today's world, finding the right balance between going organic and keeping that food budget in check can be a bit of a puzzle.
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Top Lower Emission Holiday Tips for Irish Travellers: Reducing Carbon Footprint Responsibly

Top Lower Emission Holiday Tips for Irish Travellers: Reducing Carbon Footprint Responsibly

Our top tips on how to have a lower emission holiday and reduce your carbon footprint tailored to Irish travellers. We've done the research so you don't have to and by following these tips, you can contribute to sustainable travel practices and help protect the environment while still having an amazing holiday.
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From Viral Tree Planting to Carbon Offsetting: The Source’s Quest for a Genuine Green Impact

From Viral Tree Planting to Carbon Offsetting: The Source’s Quest for a Genuine Green Impact

How the new viral planter led us to questioning carbon offsetting standards and our tree planting campaign, and find out how we at The Source remain committed to making a genuine and tangible impact on the planet
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Books & Podcasts to help improve your nutritional knowledge

Books & Podcasts to help improve your nutritional knowledge

Healthy nutritious eating has always been at the heart of what The Source Bulk Foods is about, as much as our mission to help our customers reduce their waste. Nutrition and diet is an ever evolving area with an endless release of books and podcasts covering a range of new ideas and theories. In this blog the founders of The Source UK & Ireland, Makayla & Patrick talk briefly about how food kick-started their zero waste journey, as well as highlighting a few of their recent reads and listens on nutrition, ultra-processed foods, the impacts of fasting and debunking the junk science behind health fads.
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August Sustainability Spotlight

August Sustainability Spotlight

This August our key sustainability spotlights - Irish Inventor Fionn Ferreira has created a groundbreaking solution to remove microplastics from water. UK is due to ban single use plastics from 1st October (sadly with some exceptions) and New Zealand bans single use plastic bags for fruit and vegetables in all supermarkets.
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Our Top 3 Charities cleaning our Oceans

Our Top 3 Charities cleaning our Oceans

This Plastic Free July we want to use our platform to highlight the great work of charities that are working to clean up the damage already done.  Here at The Source Bulk Foods, we share these three Ocean Clean up Charities vision for a cleaner, healthier planet. We will be donating to one of these charities at the end of July and will publish how much we have donated at the beginning of August, check back here then to find out! Not familiar with these charities? Read more below for the fantastic work these charities are performing in oceans and rivers globally.
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Ocean Cleanup Charity: Making Waves for a Cleaner Future

Ocean Cleanup Charity: Making Waves for a Cleaner Future

At The Source Bulk Foods we believe that by making small changes to our daily habits we can reduce the negative impact that our lifestyles have on the planet. We provide a shopping experience that allows customers to cut down the amount of single use plastic they consume by offering foods without any packaging.

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