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Tip #3 – Switch Your Coffee Capsules

Coffee capsules are very handy and fit in well with our fast-paced society. They're convenient, simple to use, and consistently produce excellent coffee. The environmental effect, on the other hand, is disastrous.  In the United Kingdom alone, over 3…

First UK tidal-powered EV charging point

In a UK first, tidal power is now being used to power electric vehicles in Shetland. Nova Innovation has announced the opening of the UK's first tidal-powered electric car charging station. The facility is situated on the island of Yell in Shetland…

It’s time to replace Cling Film

Did you know that every year, households in the UK use more than 1.2 billion metres of Cling Film?   This is equal to 745,000 miles of cling film – enough to travel around the world 30 times!   Cling film is terribly hard to rec…

Boris Dyes Hair Green for Climate Change

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dyed his famous blonde locks green and vowed his hair will stay green until the United Kingdom reaches its climate change targets. The UK aims to be net-zero by 2050 and in November will host the UN Climate Confe…

Purpose – More important in retail than ever before!

Consumers are, now, more than ever looking to shop with brands that share their ideals and values. How can retailers determine their purpose and convey it to both their employees and customers? Fears for the future of our planet and the treatment of …

Ditch Bathroom Plastic

According to shocking new research, recyclable bathroom waste accounts for up to 40% of overall landfill waste in the UK.   The findings showed that while 90% of packaging in our kitchens is recycled, just 50% is recycled in our bathrooms.…

Asda removes plastic bags for fresh produce

The supermarket chain, ASDA has announced that plastic bags will be removed from all of its fresh produce aisles. According to the supermarket, this change should prevent more than 100 million pieces of plastic from being used by the store each year.…

Law Firm creates climate positive workforce

Manchester Solicitors, 3D Solicitors who work out of Queen’s Chambers in Manchester have joined Play It Green to become the first Manchester-based law firm to make their workforce Climate Positive.   3D Solicitors, one of Manchester’s most…

Support people like Justin with Play It Green

When you join Play It Green, you help people like Justin build a better way of life for their families and for themselves. Justin has seven children and many more grandchildren living in Androhibe, Madagascar. Justin used to be a rice farmer a…

H&M Releases Eco-Conscious Range

With the introduction of "Innovation Stories," which takes the form of capsule collections, H&M is taking a new approach to its sustainability-focused apparel lines. Starting March 18, the first, named "Innovation Science," will be release…

John Lewis is first UK retailer to sign Terra Carta

Congratulations to John Lewis for being the first UK retailer to commit to HRH The Prince of Wales' Terra Carta, a pledge to make companies agree to become more sustainable by supporting nature, people and planet, both today and in the future. …

What will holidays look like in the future?

During the Covid pandemic, much of the world was in lockdown and the future of the tourism industry is in jeopardy. No one has been able to predict how the global epidemic will change our lives so much when we enter 2020. The freedom of travel…

Five easy ways to live a more sustainable life

Sustainability is a must to help with climate change, but making huge changes in your life can be difficult, which is why Play It Green will produce weekly tips to give you simple changes that over time will make a huge difference to your contributio…

Play It Green Joins Forces with The Eden Project to restore the planet

Play It Green Joins Forces with The Eden Project to restore the planet In October 2020, Play It Green’s very own CEO, Chris Thair signed a partnership agreement with The Eden Project, one of the worlds largest reforestation and environmental r…

The world’s most sustainable Football Club

Forest Green Rovers introduces eco-thinking and technology to a new and diverse audience: football fans. In 2010 The team began its journey to become the world's first carbon neutral football club and has since been described by FIFA as "the greenest…

ASDA opens new sustainability store

Asda recently opened a new sustainability testing shop and unveiled a new plastic reduction strategy. It promises customers will no longer pay more for greener options. Asda has partnered with some of the UK's most popular local brands includi…

Is sustainability the future of business?

Companies are increasingly wanting to act in a sustainable manner that complies with ethical and climate goals. Investors, customers, and business leaders are more attentive than ever to sustainable development. The extent to which a business …

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