It's no secret that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to global waste. Largely made from synthetic materials, clothes that aren't biodegradable are not only harmful to the environment in the way they are made, but also when their materials cannot be recycled. Read Kathryn Kellogg's tips on upcycling clothing for a way to refresh your wardrobe whilst doing your bit for the planet:
If upcycling your clothes isn't your thing, why not try sourcing some great pre-loved and vintage clothing in charity shops or online at Vinted, Depop or Oxfam online, to name but a few.
Beach clean-up sessions
Why not do your bit and get involved in one of the regular community beach clean-up sessions? Check out upcoming dates below:
Sea Life Beach Clean
Wyre Council Beach Cleans
Fylde Council Beach Cleans
Seed bombs protect the seeds from predators and a provide nurturing environment for the seeds to germinate, ensuring the plants can establish themselves and produce lots of flowers. Lots of flowers means lots of nectar which provides a vital food source for bees to ensure their populations continue to flourish and support biodiversity on the planet.
Find out how to make seed bombs here
Discarded Coffee Grounds
Reuse discarded coffee grounds as compost in your garden. You can recycle your used coffee grounds at home or collect from each of our Starbucks catering outlets. Full instructions on how to get the best out of the coffee grounds can be found at our outlets.
Use Eco stores locally that provide beauty and cleaning products that are not only kind to the planet but are sustainable using refillable recyclable bottles. Take a look at Un-do Zero Waste Eco Store in Blackpool. Purchase a refillable box/bottle or take your own and fill it with dried foods, spices and beauty products for zero waste!