NEWS: The CityHippy Week
Ladies & Gentleman, it's Friday night! Welcome to...
The CityHippy Week!
STORY OF THE WEEK: Sainsbury’s launches first ever supermarket organic box scheme
Could not find the article mentioning this so took this from the corporate site. Sainsbury's organic produce buyer, Russell Crowe (not that one) says:
"This is a huge push for the UK organic industry and supports Sainsbury's ongoing commitment to British farmers and producers. Its fantastic that we are able to draw together the best of British product in season by using our national network of growers."A sign of things to come? I think so...well done to Sainsbury's for being the first supermarket in to the fray.
What else caught my little green eye?
Firms told to cut packaging waste
Oh goody...very positive step indeed. Look forward to seeing less plastic in my rubbish and even less bags in the bin. Pretty much the only thing we throw away now is plastic packaging.
The UK's first recycled kitchen
Saw an article about this but again cannot find the article yet. Found the site though. Awesome innovation here and if this is available when I need a new kitchen I would not hesitate to buy it if it is affordable of course.
Electrical goods makers face huge bill for recycling
Another great initiative from Europe being adopted by the UK government - and who says the EU is a waste of time. The effect will be that mannufacturers will have to weight the cost of recycling against lowering profits by making their products last longer. So the more expensive it is to recycle the longer the products will be built to last for.
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- A vege recipe from Vege Blogger, Geraldine Hartman, author of Not Just For Vegetarians, along with her green food tip of the week
- An eco-quote from Debra Lynn Dadd, New York Times' Queen of Green, along with an eco-action relating to the quote
- A very special exclusive site-wide 10% discount from Natural Collection, the Ethical Retailer of the Year here in the UK.
Cityhippy bookmark of the week: Sweatshops - great vox pop etc from fashion.psfk
Watch this to find out why people disconnect from caring about people and planet. Ends with a great quote from Trip Hunter, Director, Renegagde Marketing: 'I assume everything is ok' - Folks the challenge is to make it easier for folks like Trip to care.
…and that's the way it is folks!