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Coconut oil, the best thing in the world? Posted by Peter Leatherland on 16th April 2014 with 0 comments

Coconut oil is big, not long ago people would have given you a strange look if you told them you put coconut oil in your hair. Now it seems as though everyone is using it for a whole range of different weird and wonderful uses from treating skin conditions to making your teeth whiter!
Iíve started to use coconut oil for cooking and I think it is great, I just wish someone had told me about it sooner! Iíve not gone quite so far as to putting it in my hair yet, I am a bloke afterall so itís just not going to happen, but I have been reliably informed it does wonders for split endsÖ

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Easter Egg recycling Posted by Leanne Johnson on 15th April 2014 with 0 comments

This week the Guardian wrote an interesting post about Sainsbury's offering dedicated packaging recycling bins. The first facility of its kind, being trialled in 50 stores, this will allow customers to recycle all elements of typical Easter Egg packaging - the foil, plastic, card, film and ribbon. This relies on customers remembering to take their rubbish back to the store next time they visit, but at least it's a step in the right direction. We're looking forward to seeing what usage this scheme gets.
This got us thinking about reducing the waste needed in the first place - we all know the 3 Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! The first step to cutting household waste still going into landfill is to reduce the demand, but with tasty chocolate Easter treats available, not many people want to cut back and deny themselves or the kids! And, indeed, we don't need to with clever reductions in packaging or bulk buying options for our chocolate needs.
Clever folk like Montezuma's have come up with the Eco Egg, designed in an entirely biodegradable outer shell which protects the egg and forms the whole package, doing away with the need for an outer box or any plastic covering. Brilliant! (and delicious). Divine's beautiful Luxury Eggs don't require the hard outer plastic shell that many eggs come with, which isn't widely recycled. Plus their cute Easter Egg Hunt Kit comes in a traditional cardboard egg box with the eggs simply wrapped in colourful foil - fun and recyclable!
For those of us who want to minimise the packaging even more, there's always a few bars of chocolate to tickle the tastebuds and take up less room, and cardboard, than an egg.
Many of Ethical Superstore's carefully sourced Easter treats are also Fairtrade meaning the growers get paid a fair wage, and we also have organic options meaning no pesticides or nasties getting into your food or the environment. So your chocolate treats this Easter make you feel good in more ways than one!

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