Buying gifts is tricky at the best of times especially if you are trying to gift mindfully and sustainably. At The Source we love to follow brands trying to do good just like us so thought we would share some of our favourites to provide some gift inspiration.
Everything you need to kick start your sustainability journey!
A wonderful time of life when mood swings are as common as afternoon coffee breaks, and your memory decides to play hide-and-seek at the most inconvenient moments. Yes, we're talking about perimenopause, that transitional phase that signals the approach of menopause. If you're in your 40s and wondering whether you're experiencing it, you're not alone.
In a recent study in 2019 by Health & Her, memory loss, joint aches, mood swings and poor sleep are some of the most common symptoms reported by people in their 40s. Surprisingly, the symptoms we often associate with perimenopause, like hot flushes and night sweats, were less commonly reported. This underscores the need for education about perimenopause, as many people may be going through it without realizing it.
So, what can you do to sail through this phase? The answer might just be in your kitchen, and at The Source Bulk Foods, we've got some fantastic healthy options for you.
Beyond the Pour: The Sustainability Struggle of Hard-to-Recycle Milk Cartons and the alternatives out there
Milk cartons and Tetra Pak-style liquid containers are now a staple in households across the UK and the EU. But what happens once you have had your cereal, smoothie, or latte?
My guess is you pop it into the recycling and think nothing more of it. Unfortunately, the real-story is not so straight-forward.
Not only are these containers made of more than paper card, but they are often not readily recyclable due to their multi-layered composition. These cartons usually contain cardboard, plastic, and aluminum, making recycling a challenge. Some experts argue that using plastic bottles might actually be a more environmentally friendly option. However, progress is being made in carton recycling, with more collection points and sustainable carton options available. By being aware and making conscious choices, we can contribute to a more sustainable future for these convenient containers.