Recent Posts by Ellie Welsh

Second Life Coffee

Can you recycle coffee into something else?  Who doesn’t love coffee? Over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year which people in the UK consumer only 1.7kg of this (one of the lowest amounts in Europe). But once consumers have felt the aroma of coffee enter their system through our receptors, there is…
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My experience of ‘Plastic Free Month’

In honour of the plastic free July global movement, I will be choosing to refuse single-use plastics for a month. The hardest part in beginning the cause was to finding replacement for all the products I regularly use which contain plastics. By living plastic free or with reduced plastic, it creates a positive impact on…
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As brands are rapidly producing new items of clothing and selling them inexpensively to keep up with the latest fashion trends. This is encouraging consumers to dispose of their items without thinking about it. This is known as fast fashion and has resulted in a huge amount of over-consumption. But what happens when consumer dispose…
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Cawleys appoints University of Hertfordshire post-grad intern

University  of Hertfordshire student, Ellie Welsh, benefits from close relationship with Cawleys, the university’s recycling and waste management provider, by securing an environmental marketing internship Here, Ellie talks about her interest in sustainable living and the role of her generation in protecting the planet – and how she combines her interests and professional skills by…
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How to Store Food Without Plastic

Many people have been concerned with the amount of plastic that is being produced and thrown away. UK supermarkets produce almost 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging each year which they believe keeps their fruit and vegetables fresher for long! Currently a truckload of plastic enters our oceans where it becomes a hazard for marine…
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Sustainable Event Waste

Ever been in a muddy field drowned in crushed water bottles and cans? Impulsively brought your favourite dinner from the food stand with the best intentions but with no access to the information you need to make moral choices about your own consumption? Or ever thought about how much energy it takes to power up…
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Top 10 Tips for Recycling Paper

In 2011, about 8 million tonnes of paper and cardboard were recovered and recycled. At the same time, the quantity of recovered and recycled paper has been rising steadily over the last decade. Although the statistics about paper recovery and recycling in the UK are impressive, the government and the paper industry agree that there…
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