WELSH WOODS AND TREES “SERIOUSLY UNDER THREAT” ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

Trees and woods are essential to the health and wellbeing of people in Wales, but a new report from The Woodland Trust shows that five major threats are compounding to result in negative impacts that could spell disaster for the UK’s wildlife, including plants, mammals, birds and insects. The Woodland Trust’s State of Woods and Trees (SOWT) Report 2021 is the first of its kind to focus on native woods and trees.

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WALES RECYCLES: GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR HOUSEHOLD RECYCLABLES THIS EASTER

At the end of a long winter, Easter feels like a great opportunity to celebrate nature coming back to life; embrace the longer days and warmer weather, do some Spring cleaning, fill the house with spring flowers, and create some seasonally-inspired recipes in the kitchen.

And as part of a recent collaboration with Wales Recycles on their BeMightyRecycle / Bydd Wych, Ailgylcha campaign, I wanted to share some tips to make this year’s festivities a more eco-friendly affair – by making sure your Easter recyclables go on to live a new life of their own, too.

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The ethical Welsh beauty brands to support in 2021

Last year, a Harris Poll survey found that 73% of millennial women actively seek out cleaner, more natural beauty products. Lucky for us, we have a handful of incredible, ethical Welsh beauty brands to choose from right here on our doorstep.

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This Welsh business wants you to eat insects to save the planet

Entomophagy – the eating of insects, arachnids and centipedes – isn’t a new idea. It’s even mentioned in the Bible, as well as in ancient Roman and Greek texts. Most Brits, however, would view the idea of eating insects as absurd. And pretty gross.

But with some two billion people around the world eating insects as part of their regular diet, I wonder if we could one day get used to it here in Wales? One couple based in Pembrokeshire certainly thinks so.

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