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Selfridges bans single-use wipes in beauty halls

By Sophie Nutt | 29 November 2019

Selfridges has announced it is removing all single-use, plastic-based beauty wipes from sale and use in its beauty halls. Instead, the store will provide recyclable or re-usable alternatives in a bid to encourage its customers to consume more sustainably. Less than a fifth of Selfridges customers knew that it can…

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School bans students from wearing acrylic nails

By Sophie Nutt | 6 September 2019

A school in England has banned acrylic nail extensions after claiming students were ‘unable to use a pen’ because of them. In a letter sent out to parents at Burnside College, Northumberland, the school explained that the enhancements were impacting some children’s education. A letter from the school sent out…

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Cotton buds & plastic straws to be banned to tackle plastic pollution

By Sophie Nutt | 22 May 2019

Cotton buds, plastic straws and stirrers are to be banned in England from April next year (2020) in a bid to help tackle plastic pollution. The ban comes after campaigns from Sir David Attenborough and the UN calling for a reduction in plastic waste that cannot decompose, seeing more pressure…

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