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About three weeks ago, my mum bought some ecological products that she said would avoid plastic and waste. I wasn’t sure at first, but she showed them to me and I was delighted. She got:

. some cotton bowl covers to use to keep your meal warm and to preserve food without having to use clingfilm

Here it is: https://www.thewisehouse.co.uk/ourshop/prod_6187569-Large-Cotton-Bowl-Cover-Green-Thankful.html

They are made by Green Thankful.

. Bee’s wrap (instead of clingfilm) https://www.thewisehouse.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3738909-Bees-Wrap-Assorted-3Pack-Honeycomb.html

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They are made in Canada.

And my mum also got some None Sponges. (You use them to wash up, then instead of throwing them away, you wash them)

https://www.thewisehouse.co.uk/ourshop/prod_6378788-None-Sponge-Set-of-2-Dandelion.html

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It’s good to try to use these things to 1) cut down on plastic, 2) use things that you can keep and re-use many times instead of throwing things away.

My mum got them all from The Wise House.

https://www.thewisehouse.co.uk

This is an online shop, run by someone called Lucy in Hampton. She chose it because we used to live there. She researches things that are better for the environment and sells them.

I love these ideas, very cool but actually really simple!

You could maybe ask your parents if you could get some!

 

 

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Help our helpless hedgehogs

We all like hedgehogs, right? Those cute, snuffly little spiky creatures? I love them, they’re my third favorite animal after polar bears and foxes. Well, I have some sad news: 

I am very disapointed  to announce that the number of UK hedgehogs has fallen by 73%, according to a survey, leaving only 522,000 in the wild. This was probably caused by the fact that many hedgehogs get run over by big lorries and cars when they try to cross the road. They also eat the slug pellets in your garden. Sometimes, they even get killed by chemicals! 

Twenty per cent of British mammals are at risk of extinction within ten years, according to a report by the Mammal Society, the University of Sussex and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Lancaster. 

Red squirrels, grey long-eared bats and water voles are among 12 species classed as “threatened” — the first time British mammals have been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of endangered species – which is a very good example of how humans are treating nature. 

Unfortunately, this has been happening a lot quite recently – turtles, pandas, elephants and polar bears are just a few of the ever growing list of endangered species.

I hope this sad story boosts you to do even more for the planet.