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Glastonbury Festival’s Reusable Cups Are Helping British Steelmakers

The Glastonbury Festival is to help a beleaguered British industry, the environment, and pint-seeking festival-goers in one fell swoop this summer. The event will buy thousands of reusable pint cups cast out of Sheffield Stainless Steel and manufactured in Birmingham in an effort to cut down on wasteful plastic bottles. Michael Eavis, the 80-year-old farmer…

Rio 2016 Olympic Village Food Waste Turned Into Three-Course Dinners By Italian Chef Massimo Bottura

Leftovers from the Olympic Village in Rio are being used to create three-course meals at an “avant-garde soup kitchen” from one of the world’s best chefs. Feeding the athletes over 16 days is expected to produce 12 tonnes of food waste, which was destined to be burned or thrown in the bin. Italian chef Massimo…

Amazon Announces Funding For School Breakfast Clubs Across The UK

Amazon has committed to funding 700,000 school breakfasts for over 3,800 children in the current academic year. The American retail giant will partner with Magic Breakfast to deliver the food to 57 schools near to its headquarters and warehouses across Britain. The announcement comes after recent research found higher child attainment was clearly linked to the…

Ben & Jerry’s Attempts To Tackle Voting Apathy Among Young Londoners

Iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is partnering with social justice campaigners Hope Not Hate to encourage young Londoners to register to vote. Ahead of the deadline for registration before the city chooses its next mayor, the initiative will feed thousands in an effort to combat poor voter registration. The new flavour ‘Give A Fudge’ is…

Secondary1st Founder On Fulfilling His Wife’s Dying Wish To Save Others With Breast Cancer

Almost every charity has a poignant story behind it, inspired by people who demonstrated incredible acts of strength even when struck down by illness. Rosie Choueka is one of these people: her story is one of selflessness and perseverance. After realising her fight with terminal cancer was lost, she was overcome with a renewed sense of…

World Day For Animals in Laboratories 2016: How One Charity Is Funding Replacements To Animal Research

Mention animal testing, and it’s likely you’ll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cruel, to scientists who say it is necessary to create invaluable medical treatments. But while the debate rages about whether or not it is ethical to test on animals,…

Wrap Up London 2016: Donate A Coat At These Tube Stations This November

London’s biggest annual winter coat drive is back for its sixth year, collecting used outerwear for those who need it during the colder months. Wrap Up London, organised by charity Hands On London, allows members of the public to donate unwanted coats at tube stations across the capital. The charity hase pledged to collect 15,000…

Sainsbury’s Introduces ‘Slow Shopping’ To Reduce Stress For Vulnerable And Elderly Shoppers

A British supermarket is trialling a weekly ‘slow shopping’ session to help elderly or vulnerable people shop in a “safe” and relaxed environment. From 1pm to 3pm every Tuesday, special measures in Sainsbury’s in Gosforth, near Newcastle, will aim to make the store less stressful and more enjoyable for people who find it challenging. Chairs…

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