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August 2021

Climate emergency headlines and programmes like the BBC’s ‘War on Plastic’ are driving consumers to take action against unnecessary, disposable single-use plastic. With a bit of research and thought, we can all do our bit to be more eco-friendly consumers!

In Scotland alone, around 224,000 tonnes of plastic waste is collected from Scottish households each year – and if it’s not recycled correctly, it can end up in landfill or being incinerated. ‘Responsible consumption’ basically means using products and services in ways which respect the limits of our natural resources. We owe it to the planet to become greener consumers!


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@josiesmithmedia has picked out a few excellent ethical products from here @forgeshopping for you to try. Happy shopping!


HOLLAND & BARRETT – PHB Ethical Beauty Glow Powder 9g @ £15.95

Award Winning Finishing Powder with Organic Jojoba for a flawless, air-brushed finish. Sets makeup/Boosts staying power/Light reflecting minerals impart a healthy natural glow. Blurs pores, fine lines & imperfections for smoother looking skin. Soft silky texture translucent powder – 1 shade for all skin tones! Great for sensitive skin and blemish prone skin. Use alone or over makeup. This is a must try product! PHB’s award winning Finishing Powder will set your makeup and give you the appearance of flawless, airbrushed skin. It blurs the appearance of fine lines and imperfections for a soft-focus finish. Plus, it gives ultimate staying power to your makeup. It has a light and silky texture and light reflecting minerals that illuminate for glowing skin. *GOLD AWARD WINNER – BEST FACE POWDER at The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2015. (Made using ethically sourced minerals. Key Benefits: Long lasting/Water resistant/Nourishes and protects skin/Flawless finish/Noncomedogenic – great for spot prone skin/Naturally radiant: with light reflecting properties that minimise the appearance of blemishes 100% natural. Vegan, Cruelty Free and Halal Certified.)

ASDA – Ecover Fabric Softener Apple Blossom & Almond 50 Washes @ £3.50

Ecover’s sensitive formula features a palm oil free softening active, derived from Eurpean sourced rapeseed oil, which softens and helps care for your clothes. Clean Ingredients: With plant-based biodegradable ingredients. Suitable for septic tanks. Dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. Vegan friendly. “We are Ecover. On a mission for a cleaner clean since 1979.” *Bottle made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. Widely recyclable. Refill where possible – find stations at – *Not Tested on Animals. Suitable for Vegans. Softens & cares. With plant-based biodegradable ingredients. Cruelty Free!


JD Sports – Calvin Klein Underwear CK One Recycled Triangle Bra @ £32.00

Upgrade your underwear with this women’s CK One Recycled Triangle Bra from Calvin Klein. (Matching bottoms/different colours available!) In a mint colourway, this soft bralette is made from smooth and stretchy, recycled poly fabric. It has triangular cups without padding, and features slim, adjustable straps. With a hook and eye fastening to the back, this bra is finished with an elasticated underbust band with repeated Calvin Klein branding. Machine washable. (Model is 5’7″ and wears a size small. Care & Material – 89% Recycled Polyester/11% Elastane. Product Code: 16185552/399194)

HOLLAND & BARRETT Ethique Bliss Bar Face Cleansing Bar 110g @ £14.99

Ethique’s Bliss Bar is a luxuriously creamy, gentle face cleanser created for normal to dry skin types. It is a gentle and effective cleanser, easily removing makeup and leaving skin feeling soft, fresh and clean. Made with creamed coconut butter, vegetable glycerine and clay, it gently cleanses without stripping even the most sensitive skin. Ethique was founded in New Zealand, in 2012, and is on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste! It is proud to be a certified sustainable business that is also carbon neutral. Plastic free, vegan, palm oil free, cruelty free, sustainable!


SUPERDRUG Eco Tools Glow Beautifully Make Up Brush Gift Set @ £9.99

A Make Up Brush Set for precise and professional Make Up application. Vegan & Eco Friendly with re-usable storage tray. Contains x 5 assorted make-up brushes. Product code: 799743



ASDA Xerox A4 Recycled Paper 500pk WAS £3.49 NOW £3.25!

This low whiteness paper is made from 100% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) and is ideal for everyday home or office printing. De-inked without bleaching and free from optical brightening agents (OBA). Wrapped and packed in recycled material. *Product code: 6584616


SUPERDRUG Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3 Eco Green @ £5.00

Flex your world, go greener with Wilkinson Sword’s new Xtreme 3 Eco Green, their first sustainable disposable razor for men. Designed with flexible blades to offer a close and comfortable shave, while being kind to the earth. Handle made with 95% recycled plastic, Recyclable Handle (sorting instructions vary locally) and packaging – FSC certified packaging made from over 90% recycled paper. 3 flexible blades and lubricating strip that adapt to the contours of your face and body, protecting skin from irritation. *Product code: 804654


JD SPORTS New Balance Vision Racer @ £130.00 *part of the JD Sustainable Collection

Created in collab with Jaden Smith, these men’s Vision Racer trainers from New Balance are sure to turn heads. With ’60s-inspired details, these exaggerated kicks have a breathable mesh and synthetic upper in a Sail colourway with multi-coloured panels. They feature a secure lace up fastening and a woven tongue pull with retro branding. Underfoot, these sneakers are sat on a chunky midsole, which offers ultra-light cushioning everytime you step out. With a semi-translucent grippy rubber tread, these trainers are finished with hippie-like branding to the heel, as well as the legendary New Balance ‘N’ logo to the sidewalls. Care & Material Textile & Synthetic Upper/Synthetic Sole Colour: White Product Code: 16188344/451544

*Looking to level up your look while being kinder to the planet? JD’s sustainable collection is home to must-have looks made using recycled and organic fabrics. With everything from tees, tracksuits and football shirts made from recycled polyester, to trainers created using waste, they’ve got head-to-toe freshness – all created with sustainability in mind! Expect innovative tech and sustainable fabrics from the likes of Nike and adidas, while their JD-exclusive brands Supply & Demand, Pink Soda Sport and more are using recycled fabrics, sustainable and organic cotton, as well as working on sustainable manufacturing processes! Do you bit for the future of the planet and shop the sustainable collection!