Why We Need Organic Heroes: To #ChooseOrganic is to Change The World

Let us tell you a story about our organic hero Susie Hewson, a woman who wanted to make a change in the world – a woman who saw something fundamentally wrong and infuriating and was driven to do something exceptional in order to change it. The story goes back a little, maybe even before your time, back to 1989. Imagine an old TV set – with those curvy screens and big backsides – the picture is a little fuzzy, and you give the aerial a twist, the picture is still a bit blurry and undefined and you’re not quite sure if you like what you see, another tweak here and there, there we go. But the clear picture is much dirtier that you would have ever even imagined…

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Organic September: Time to Choose

Organic Your September - Soil Association

Time to choose

Shopping can be an arduous task. Faced with a daunting wall of products, all claiming to be the best, our response can often be to grab the nearest, brightest or cheapest product. Like most people you are probably doing your shopping in a rush and just want to get it done.

But, the choices we make in the supermarket, at the local shops or when shopping online can have a huge impact on others. What may seem like a quick, simple decision may lead to a very dark reality for someone else.

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The Butterfly Effect – Tembe’s Wild Dogs

Guest Post: Clinton Wright, Senior Ecologist and co-founder of the The Wildlife Tomorrow Fund

Big things are made of small things. A nucleus with electrons form an atom. Atoms make up matter. Matter makes up our world. Little things combine into big things.

In 2008 I reached a crossroads. Life had slowly taken me off my path and into the corporate world, and away from wildlife. It wasn’t a sudden change, but a slow process that happens over years and, although my life felt like an uncomfortable coat, like someone else’s life, I was barely aware of it. I was lucky – I had a chance to re-assess, correct, and do so without impacting a family, partner, or friends. I could do it and I did. As much as I was able to contemplate these changes, it wouldn’t have been possible without the right backing that builds confidence and allows for the change to happen. That’s what Natracare was for me. Continue reading

Plastics Are Forever – Plastic Free July

Plastic free July

Can you imagine a billion elephants made of plastic? Or 25,000 Empire State Buildings made of plastic? According to research by US scientists, that is the equivalent to the weight of the all plastic that has ever been produced. Since humans first started making plastic only 65 years ago, a colossal 8.3 billion tons of plastic matter has been created.

Plastic is a completely man-made substance, which is deliberately produced by heating and processing finite crude oil and adding other chemicals to it. You’re using it now – it’s part of your phone, your computer, there’s probably some in your chair and it’s very likely that you’re also wearing some!
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World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Natracare wishes you a happy World Oceans Day! Find encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and help prevent marine litter. We need healthier oceans for a sustainable, safer future.

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Doing Good: 5 Gyres Helping Oceans Go Plastic Free

5gyres

5 Gyres is amazing, their mission: To empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

Many of us already know that we need to change our relationship with disposable plastics, and we need organisation to help research and save our oceans to prevent our world from becoming a Plastic Planet. We have an unnecessary and uncomfortable dependency which is totally wasteful and damaging to the environment. Millions and millions of plastic applicators from tampons litter beaches and waters the world over from being flushed down the loo.

This is why we need to celebrate wonderful organisations like 5 Gyres: a non-profit that has been fighting plastic ocean pollution for nearly a decade. Here’s some of the good things they get up to:

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Enjoy an Eggthical Easter – Top 5 Chocolate Eggs

At Natracare HQ we’re starting to enjoy lunches outside, the sound of birdsong filtering through open windows, and cycling to work in the bright morning sunshine. With Easter just around the corner, we’ve been doing some research into one of our favourite topics: CHOCOLATE.

Not only a great comfort during your period but also a natural releaser of serotonin, good quality ethical chocolate is a must from us. There are many great brands out there that give us ethical choices for our easterly chocolate eggs: organic, fair trade and ethically-sourced ingredients, as well as a plethora of options for people of all dietary choices: vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free.

Here are our top five favourite ethical Easter chocolate choices:

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