Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Suez Waste Management helps to recycle waste that traditionally could not be reused

UK recycling firm turns low-grade waste into fuel

A UK recycling and waste management firm is trying to help solve the plastic problem by turning waste into fuel. SUEZ UK, a company based in Rugby, reuse any rubbish that is too low-grade or low-value (such as mixed materials) to be recycled and turns it into specially-designed mulch, which is then packaged and sold to other companies as an[Read More…]

Benefits of coconut oil

Benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has long been known for its long list of health benefits. Indeed, coconuts are among the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your health. This includes fat loss, better brain function and various other impressive benefits. We discuss a few of the health benefits[Read More…]

Hilary Powell and her partner Dan Edelstyn  started HSCB to help other Londoners get out of debt

Radical bank buys Londoners out of debt

A radical, independent bank in London is selling art to help support families in debt, it has emerged. The Hoe Street Central Bank (HSCB) is not a typical bank but has been set up for what its founders call “an act of citizen money creation”. It creates its own currency in the form of beautifully designed banknotes and sells the[Read More…]

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

The cancer-causing chemical glyphosate has been found in a number of popular oat products. In fact, almost all of the oat products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical. Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, said in a statement: “We’re very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know.”[Read More…]

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a man after a jury ruled the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. After[Read More…]