Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

Scotland-based independent off-licence WoodWinters and Whiskies has become the first retailer in the world to sell wine in a paper bottle. The 75cl Frugal Bottle, which is made in the UK from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade pouch to hold the wine, has gone on sale in-store for the first time at Woodwinters Wines and Whiskies stores in Edinburgh, Bridge of Allan and Inverness. … Continue reading Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

Making your own daily oral health products are easy. Tooth powders have gained in popularity in recent times, but if you like the consistency of a toothpaste, you can make your own toothpaste using coconut oil or distilled water. The below video shows you how to make toothpastes using coconut oil and distilled water. Note that toothpaste made from distilled water has a short shelf … Continue reading House of Herbology: DIY Toothpastes

Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week: 1. This Fungus Is Fast Becoming Luxury Fashion’s Favorite Material – Mylo, has taken three years and approximately 4,000 iterations to finesse. Unlike anything else on the market, it is grown from mycelium cells (the ‘roots’ that fungi use to grow and one of Earth’s most natural … Continue reading Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

A new material, made from waste crop which converts UV light into renewable energy, is among the winners of the 2020 James Dyson Award. The James Dyson Award’s first ever Sustainability Award winner is tackling the challenge of how to more effectively generate renewable energy from light and upcycling waste in the process. With the aim of addressing shortcomings in solar energy production – such … Continue reading AuREUS: New material made from waste crop, which converts UV light into renewable energy, wins a James Dyson award

Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Amazigh is a short film which combines telling the story of the indigenous Amazigh people of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco while showcasing the stunning environment through skiing and mountain biking. Made in partnership with Bou Naceur Sustainability and the Vertical Wanderer, Amazigh shares the story of rural communities in the Atlas Mountains as they express concern about the changing climate and economic issues that they … Continue reading Amazigh: Short film tells the story of the people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains while showcasing stunning scenery through outdoor sports

Taxi Divas: Ugandan all-female taxi service shows how game-changing opportunities arise during times of crisis

Diva Taxi – a new all-female taxi service launched in Uganda’s capital Kampala earlier this year – is showing the world how new opportunities and game-changing ones at that arise during times of crisis. The taxi service, dreamed up by a local woman who lost her logistics job at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, was launched in June and has recruited over 70 drivers. … Continue reading Taxi Divas: Ugandan all-female taxi service shows how game-changing opportunities arise during times of crisis

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021 shines a light on projects pioneering sustainable practices and regenerating local communities

Travel media specialists Lonely Planet has unveiled a reimagining of its Best in Travel picks for 2021, with a focus on commitment to community, diversity and sustainability across the world.  Lonely Planet have this year reflected on regenerative travel for its Best in Travel 2021 list, selecting 30 inspirational people, destinations and tourism projects that shine a light on pioneering sustainable practices, regenerating local communities and promoting representation in all … Continue reading Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021 shines a light on projects pioneering sustainable practices and regenerating local communities

Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 November 2020: The High Priestess —

The appearance of the High Priestess today indicates that something in your life requires you to take a deeper look from within. The answers you seek can not be found by looking outside of yourself. Your intuition knows exactly what you need to be aware of, if something needs to be fixed and how to […] Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 November 2020: The High Priestess … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Thursday 19 November 2020: The High Priestess —

Recipe: Harissa Chicken One Tray Dinner

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to do dinner that does not compromise on flavour, one tray dinners where you literally put whatever you fancy by way of meat and veg on a tray, add a paste and herbs, mix and then bake. The below One Tray Harissa Chicken recipe from Donal Skehan uses five ingredients including harissa paste, chicken thighs, thyme, … Continue reading Recipe: Harissa Chicken One Tray Dinner

The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent

If you are looking for a gift to give an environmentally-conscious candle lover this holiday season, check out The Recycled Candle Company. Putting leftover candle wax to good use, The Recycled Candle Company collect scrap candle wax, take it away to be recycled and given new life. The Exeter-based company works closely with businesses such as hotels, restaurants and churches in Devon and London, as … Continue reading The Recycled Candle Company: Keeping scrap candle wax out of landfill and creating new candles with new shape, form and scent