There's no need to compromise on chic if you're looking for an eco-friendly wedding or engagement ring. Here, we talk to top ethical jewellers Ingle & Rhode about how to find the perfect jewel to say 'I do.' The hard decision has already been made; you’ve found the right person and are all set to to marry. And yet after making that monumental choice, a clutter of other choices spring up and need addressing, not least about the type and style of engagement or wedding ring to wear for - hopefully - the rest of your life. Should the ring be a diamond? A classic design or something more modern? The choices can feel endless but whether it’s a timeless piece or a cutting edge jewel, there are ethically-produced styles to cater for everyone. With a growing number of jewellers putting stock in sustainability, the options are broadening, even in the diamond trade which has been marred for the unethical practices some traders employ. Ethical jeweller Tim Ingle, the co-founder and … [Read more...] about Can you buy an ethical wedding ring?
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Dejanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 11:13 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Shaving giant Gillette is teaming up with an international recycling company in a campaign aimed at keeping disposable razors, replaceable blade cartridge units and plastic packaging out of landfills, according to a report by Fastcompany.com. TerraCycle, an international company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials, is partnering with Gillette for the program beginning this month. The Gillette Razor Recycling Program accepts all brands of disposable razor blades and cartridges, not just Gillette's devices. “We are very excited about our partnership with TerraCycle to offer recycling for Gillette, Venus or any razor brand across the U.S. This is an important first step toward sustainable solutions for shaving products and the start of an exciting journey with Gillette and TerraCycle," said Gary Coombe, CEO of Gillette, in a news release. "We are thrilled to bring this … [Read more...] about Not sure what to do with used razors? You can now recycle them
That is the verdict of city leaders as they showed off the brand new Household Recycling Centre in Fengate which is more than double the size of the existing site in Dogsthorpe, which closes on Sunday at 4pm. The new recycling centre is mostly undercover with extra parking spaces and no steps to navigate, providing a modern facility which it is hoped will encourage a boost in recycling rates and a drop in the huge levels of fly-tipping. And work is already underway to find a location in the north of the city for a second recycling centre. Peterborough City Council cabinet member for waste and street scene Cllr Marco Cereste said: “It’s an amazing facility. It’s much bigger, it’s laid out differently, it’s very customer friendly, and as you can see there are no steps. I think it’s a tremendous facility - a real boon for our city. “It’s all marked out, there is plenty of space, there shouldn’t be any issues … [Read more...] about First look inside Peterborough’s new ‘amazing’ recycling centre as Dogsthorpe site prepares to close
By Rebecca Beitsch, Washington Post Published 10:37 pm CST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Tasis Karayiannis of Southern Recycling in Carbondale, Ill., is refusing mixed plastics because there’s nowhere to ship them. Tasis Karayiannis of Southern Recycling in Carbondale, Ill., is refusing mixed plastics because there’s nowhere to ship them. Photo: Gabe Neely-Streit /Southern Illinoisan Photo: Gabe Neely-Streit /Southern Illinoisan Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Tasis Karayiannis of Southern Recycling in Carbondale, Ill., is refusing mixed plastics because there’s nowhere to ship them. Tasis Karayiannis of Southern Recycling in Carbondale, Ill., is refusing mixed plastics because there’s nowhere to ship them. … [Read more...] about China puts small-town recycling in dumps
Omar L. Gallaga Austin American-Statesman Published 8:56 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 The traditional time for airing out your closets and getting rid of all the clutter and stuff you no longer need is from New Year’s to spring. They even have a name for it: spring cleaning. Although, honestly, wouldn’t you rather be outside doing fun spring stuff instead of rummaging through dusty bins and junk drawers? I propose you carve out some time from your holiday schedule to take a look at the technology you’re not using and consider selling, donating, recycling or just tossing what’s no longer needed. Yes, I know you’re busy. But there are a number of good reasons to do it now. You could pick up a little bit of spending cash. Your gently used tech items that you don’t need but that others find precious make a good end-of-year donation for people in need. And if you found some tech gifts waiting under the tree, it’s a good time to make room for them in … [Read more...] about What you really need for the holidays: A tech purge