Making a difference
Shellac, or E904, is a glazing agent made from the secretion of female lac bugs. After fertilization, the female lac bug finds a spot on a tree and creates a layer of shellac that covers herself entirely. In this cocoon-like place, the lac bug lays her eggs, which will be protected thanks to the shellac. […]
The average person in the UK produces around 500 kilos of waste every year, together creating a total of 30 million tons of household waste. The amount of waste is quite similar to that of most other European countries. However, the UK has one of the lowest recycling rates in Europe. In the UK, it […]
You’ve probably seen sheep standing in a field or perhaps you’ve even been to a traditional sheep shearing event. These things usually don’t seem that bad, which is why many people believe there is nothing wrong with using wool. We used to think that as well. Unfortunately, the production of wool turns out to be […]
Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin that everyone needs to live healthily. B12 plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and DNA and it’s necessary to keep your nervous system functioning properly. Therefore it’s important to prevent a B12 deficiency. Deficiency Often by the time people find out they have a […]
Christmas is a special time of the year for many people around the world. Even if the holiday has no religious meaning for some, families use the time to get together to share food and gifts and enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately – and rather obviously – Christmas isn’t such a festive occasion for turkeys. […]
Maybe you’ve heard that soy is bad for the environment because forests are being cut down to make room for soy plantations. Vegans are often told by meat-eaters that their soy products are therefore bad (even though as a vegan you can live without soy). Fortunately, if you’re in Europe then you don’t contribute to […]
Hi! I’m Elise and I hope to inspire you to be green. On this blog, I share information and tips for living a more animal, human and environmentally friendly lifestyle.