Newsletter – April Week 5

happy eco news

I was supposed to take this week off, but i spent every day updating this website; adding in new companies, deleted ones that had closed :-(, fixing broken links, improving it’s searchability and drafting future articles. For a hobby it takes up a huge amount of time, but I don’t begrudge it. It’s like my 3rd child, and the only one that does what it’s told! Well mostly!

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Onto this week’s planet positive news;

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Scheme to replant seagrass meadows in the UK gets underway

France considers paying citizens to swap old cars for e-bikes

Conservationists buy forest in Belize to protect it

Concept car that hoovers up pollutants from other cars. Imagine if all cars did this!

Battery powered cargo bikes available to hire in California and New York 

Bottle free dissolvable toiletries

A step by step guide to launching a clothing resale offering

Toy company Matchbox to make mini electric cars from recycled materials

Wildcats to be reintroduced to Britain

Nevad considers banning ornamental lawns

Introducing a modular laptop; Framework

Unexpected societal benefits of there being more electric cars on the road

Very interesting article on gender proofing cycle ways

Zero Waste Europe are looking for expert consultant 

The EPA in Ireland are looking for Senior Scientific Officer (Level 2) Circular Economy and Sustainability

Grants for circular economy innovation grants launched in Ireland

France considering ban on short domestic flights where trains are available

UK study finds people are being less sustainable than in 2019

Aldi trials package free section in a UK branch

Zero maintenance green walls made from lichen

Send a virtual card and help a homeless charity

French company creates portable water cleaning systems that doesn’t need chemicals

Tips on rewilding your backgarden

Clothing company Patagonia releases documentary on Community Power

Vegan Honey

A database of Nature inspired climate change and biodiversity projects around the world

How to unblock a drain without harsh chemicals

An Irish scheme to pledge your garden for pollinators

School Trust in the UK launches uniform reuse programme

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Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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