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The Ideas Factory
We're restlessly determined to make products that leave the planet better than we found it. We do things differently – and love sharing our ideas for making things better.
Each week we add to our blog, posting everything from DIY beauty recipes, waste-fighting tips, UpCircle guides and interviews with people and brands who inspire us.
Welcome to the UpCircle blog, we hope you enjoy reading…
Let's not beat around the bush, being "green" is pretty trendy right now, meaning lots of brands are jumping on the bandwagon, making marketing U turns in a bid to be the most eco of them all.
How can you spot unsubstantiated or misleading claims? Who is genuine? Who is just riding the wave?
It's zero waste week - whoop whoop! We all know single-use plastic is a major issue, but here's the thing: we ultimately cannot recycle our way out of the plastic problem - we need to reduce our consumption. We need change!
So, we've put together a nifty set of tips to help reduce your single-use packaging materials. It may seem daunting, but remember - every little helps!
With Christmas and New Year firmly in the rear view mirror and the January pay check coming over the horizon, everyone is starting to talk about the next diary-worthy date – Valentine's Day!
We've put together a list of thoughtful and sustainable gift ideas for her and for him to suit all budgets.
These cookies are delicious: gluten free, vegan and very low in sugar. They are a perfect Veganuary snack!
In our opinion the cookies are sweet enough with the dates, chocolate and banana but feel free to add in a little coconut sugar if you like your cookies on the sweeter side!
Becoming vegan, even temporarily, can be a daunting prospect. So we’ve written a handy guide with key information, easy swaps and things to consider for Veganuary!
It's often been said that only two things in life are certain; death and taxes. However there is one more one thing that's for sure - the fact that no-one likes to see waste.
Keep that chin up though, there are plenty of ways in which everyone can minimise the amount of waste they produce. So delve into our handy guide and help yourself to help everyone. It’d be wasteful not to.
To chill out, relax and take a load off your mind, there's nowhere better than a day at the spa. Aromatherapy, massages, body scrubs - being seriously pampered is always a great way to spend your time.
In this article, the UpCircle team are here to guide you through the spa-going process, to take you to a seriously chilled out world.
We’re not one for hyperbole, but we don’t believe we’re exaggerating when we say coffee is quite literally the greatest thing ever.
As such we feel like it’s our duty to help unmuddle the most impenetrable of subject areas - the coffee shop menu.
In the early days people used a fair bit of meat. Cavemen would sit around a fire after the sun had set, boasting about how many gazelles they’d brought home that night.
However nowadays veganism isn't just accepted, it's become a mainstream movement. Come join us on a journey to find out what changed over all those years.