GoEco Explains: Sustainable Lifestyle Swaps

GoEco Explains: The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

If any of us were asked to explain the internet, we’d probably struggle. Although it is integral to daily life, the average person isn’t able to explain how the internet works or even what it is (although we certainly know when the WiFi is down). But in truth, the internet is actually very tangible, brought …

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GoEco Explains What is Greenwashing and How Can I Avoid It

GoEco Explains: What is Greenwashing and How Can We Avoid It?

Consumer consciousness is higher than ever as climate change moves up the political agenda, and in response big-polluting fields like fast-fashion, air travel and fossil fuels are telling some equally big fibs.  It’s difficult to say when exactly consumer concerns really began picking up, but it’s certainly true that in the last few years every …

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GoEco Explains The Environmental Impact of The Dairy Industry

GoEco Explains: The Environmental Impact of the Dairy Industry

We all know that a move to a plant-based diet is essential for helping the planet, but is anybody listening?  In 2020 US dairy consumption reached an all time high after slowly creeping up over the last decade, with Americans increasing cheese consumption by 19%  and buying butter 24% more since 2010. Meanwhile China, with …

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GoEco Explains Recycling and the Meaning of Its Many Logos

GoEco Explains: Recycling and the Meaning of its Many Logos

Recycling has been around for a decade and by now dividing our rubbish into plastic, metal, glass and cardboard is part of the daily routine. The more diligent among us may even be taking clothes, lightbulbs and batteries to dedicated recycling points, but why do we do it? There are two big wins from recycling …

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GoEco Explains: How to have a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Whether you think Valentine’s Day is a romantic tradition or a kitsch corporate money-making scheme, for the first half of February it’s unavoidable. Valentine’s day is big business, with 145 million cards sold and £261 million spent on flowers for the romantic holiday every year in the UK.  However, with our Valentine’s Day traditions comes a …

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GoEco Explains: The Natural Fibre Fabrics You Need in Your Wardrobe

The fashion industry is often under fire for its unethical practices, be they toxic waste, poor labour conditions or overuse of raw materials.However, when it comes to buying clothes, a good place to start making ethical decisions is what fabric your garments are made from. Not all materials are created equal, and there are some …

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GoEco Explains Soy Superior to Rice Choosing a Sustainable Plant-Based Milk

GoEco Explains: Soy Superior to Rice? Choosing a Sustainable Plant-Based Milk

This Veganuary you may be wanting to switch to a plant-based milk, but which one? There’s so many on the market to choose from, and it can be difficult to know their different environmental impacts. One thing is for sure; any plant-based milk is better than cow’s milk. A study at Oxford University demonstrated a 200ml …

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GoEco Explains How To Get Involved in Green Finance

GoEco Explains: How to Get Involved in Green Finance

A growing talking point in the fight against climate change is finance. The world’s financial institutions wield significant power when it comes to infrastructure and other funding. Convincing them to channel money away from fossil fuels and towards the green transition would be a huge win for the environment. What is Green Finance?  Green finance …

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