Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:
1. From farm to bottle: Natural beauty’s next step – Sustainable beauty brand Davines has partnered with the Rodale Institute to boost regenerative farming of beauty ingredients, Vogue reports.
2. Sustainable cleaning products to be driven by research from UK partnership – Imperial, Durham University, and Procter & Gamble have launched a research programme to help create a new generation of sustainable cleaning products, according to Imperial College.
3. Six of the best paper packaging innovations – Paper packaging is gaining ground as supermarkets and shoppers look to ditch single-use plastic. From spirits bottles made from wood-fibre to cardboard-based crisp tubes and recyclable paper sweet pouches, The Grocer takes a look at some of the most innovative products to hit shelves from the UK’s biggest food and drink brands.
4. Sustainable fashion: 10 Irish brands for the conscious shopper – The Irish Post highlights 10 Irish fashion brands making their mark.
5. Preservation and enhancement of the agricultural and food heritage in North Africa – North Africa abounds in traditional agricultural systems that are remarkable both for the high levels of cultivated biodiversity they represent and for the reservoir of traditional agricultural and culinary knowledge that they have been transmitting for centuries, Slow Food International writes.
6. Queen should share Balmoral with lynx, beavers and bison as campaigners call for rewilding – Campaigners are calling for the Queen to rewild her estates in Balmoral and Sandringham, suggesting beavers, lynx and even bison could roam the land, Yahoo! News writes.
7. Urban forest project in Cardiff secures £1 million – The Cardiff Council project will see thousands of new trees planted across an area the size of 1,500 football fields, according to Wales Online.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.