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Operation National Sword and the international recycling market

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Operation National Sword and the international recycling market

Singing dustbins in Taipei and China's development of their recycling policy   If you are a regular listener to podcasts then the eclectic and insightful 99% Invisible podcast is well worth your time.  They have engaging and entertaining pieces on those things hiding in plain site.  This episode turns its attention to recycling and has articles on the international trade in recycling waste, China's Operation National Sword recycling policy and Taiwan's clever approach to turn around their waste management processes and achieve a 50% recycling rate.  It has an American focus, but we would highly recommend a listen. Also, as referenced by...

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Is your garden prepared for the winter?

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Is your garden prepared for the winter?

Autumn is a busy time in the garden.  Now is the time to put the garden to bed for the winter so that it can flourish again next year. We have listed a few tips to help out around the garden using our ever-popular Frosch Vinegar Cleaner.   Greenhouse Cleaning Many gardeners recommend an early spring clean, when over wintering pests can be got rid of. But doing an autumn clean ensures that the greenhouse will be ready to start early seedlings in January/February. Cleaning greenhouses – whether glass or plastic – is essential to prevent parasites from taking hold, removing algae,...

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How to keep your summer clothes fresh through the winter

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How to keep your summer clothes fresh through the winter

There's a chill in the air.  It's time to pack away our summer clothes and make way for our winter woolies. It is also an ideal time to give the wardrobe and drawers a thorough clean to remove and prevent any moth infestation. Moths are mainly drawn to human sweat, hair and body oil that are left on clothing, particularly those made of natural fibres ( wool, feathers, fur, silk. ) It is not the adult moth that causes the damage – they do not have mouths – so holes in clothes are actually made from the moth larvae.  Therefore it...

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Never tested on animals

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Never tested on animals

We are often asked about our commitment to animal welfare.  It is a cause close to our hearts.  Frosch products have never, are not and never will be tested on animals. That is our position from the very beginning of Frosch in 1986 - and we live by it.  We go to great lengths to ensure that we hold true to that philosophy.   Frosch products are vegan, containing no ingredients of animal origin.  We do not use animal-based ingredients in our products and we ensure that our company assigns no contracts to third parties involved in animal testing. In May 1998 the German government introduced into...

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Top 7 laundry tips to help us all

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Top 7 laundry tips to help us all

Micro-plastics from our laundry are polluting our seas.  Our friends at Plastic Free Chudleigh shared with us their top tips on doing the laundry the right way.   1.  Save time, money and electricity - do less washing!  Most clothes can be worn several times without smelling or looking dirty.  Air your clothes between wearings; natural fibres like wool and cotton don't hold odours or sweaty smells, unlike polyester and acrylics.  2.  Use eco-detergents and eco-fabric conditioners.  They are less harmful to YOU and to our planet – they contain no phosphates to damage water creatures.  If possible, use powders...

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