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Eco Season

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About the series

Throughout November as COP26 takes place in Glasgow, BBC Earth will be showcasing several documentaries which focus on the effects that climate change, as well as other man-made issues such as poaching, have on our environment. We will take you on a journey of discovery and deeper understanding of the world we live in and how we can protect it.

We will be highlighting programmes which d…

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Sustainability tips

Food: what can I do with my vegetable tops and tails, odds and ends?

Here’s a tip – every time you cook from now on, place a bowl beside your cutting board. Any trimmings that don’t go towards cooking go into the bowl. Save these scraps in a sealed reusable bag in your freezer. Once you have about 2–4 cups of food scraps, you’re ready to make your stock and ditch the premade supermarket plastic packaged stock. 

Want to know a delicious recipe that can give your food a second life? Click here and have a go yourself! 

Fashion: buy sustainable clothing.

The fashion industry has a dark side, a lot darker than many of us realise…

Many fibres that are sold in well-known shops on the high street cause harm to species - and we’re not talking about the direct impact of the fur trade. Find out here the five common fashion materials you might not have realised damage wildlife and ecosystems.

Lifestyle: DIY clean.

Household products often come in single-use plastic containers and contain harmful chemicals, and that includes your favourite cleaning products. Switch up your routine by making your own, or by choosing eco-friendly brands and products. 

Check out some recipes and top tips here.

Plastics: Less is more.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. We know the saying well, but focusing on reducing what we consume, particularly when it comes to plastics, is the main solution to reducing what ends up in our oceans. Currently, 12.7 million tonnes of plastic can be found in our oceans every year, with catastrophic effects on the sealife. 

Although it might be easier to simply recycle or re-gift items we no longer use, becoming more aware of what we’re buying in the first place will help us to reduce our waste. 

Read more about some more unorthodox solutions to the plastic crisis here.

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