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Scotland to Install Smart Top-Up Taps

The huge media exposure given to the plastic crisis over the past 12 months has given birth to a range of new ideas and measures to reduce both production and waste. Across the UK we've banned plastic cotton buds, hid and replaced plastic straws, introduced deposit return schemes and even forced tea companies and crisp manufacturers to rethink their packaging choices.  Quite a lot of movement in the short space of a year, considering the lack of action on plastic pollution for so long. It's amazing what some mainstream media exposure can do to propel an issue into the front of everyone's conscious.  The raft of measures to tackle plastic waste has triggered the revival of public water fountains with London leading...

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5 Simple Ways to Boost Brain Health

When was the last time you did something to improve the health of your body?  Today? Yesterday? Last week?  Now, when was the last time you did something to improve the health of your brain?  When it comes to health, the scales are so often tipped towards the body. We all want to lose weight, gain muscle, or get leaner.  But we don't often think about training our brain and the various ways we can boost our cognitive health.  In order to help you enhance your onboard computer, we've put together a list of 5 simple ways you can boost your brain health: 1. Ditch Multi-Tasking  Aren't you tired of the age-old debate between sexes about who can and can't multitask? ...

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How Can I Improve My Sleep?

Do you know what the best thing about sleep is? It's the basic foundation of good health.  Why? Because sleep deprivation can be the root cause of a range of health issues that permeate all areas of our lives.  It is estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK are affected by insomnia and 38% of adults say they are not getting the right amount of sleep. These statistics highlight how sleep is one of the most undervalued parts of our everyday lives.  Sleep has become stigmatised by laziness, and so often in the hive of busy contemporary lifestyles - consumed by technology and information overload - it is has become a badge of honour to sleep less. People...

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What's The Cheapest Way to Buy Bottled Water in Bulk?

Aren't you tired of lugging huge crates of bottled water in from the car after your weekly shop?  Then having to find somewhere to stack them, not to mention disposing of the waste after their short-lived use.  I'm going to show you how you can have all the convenience of buying bottled water in bulk without the cost and the heavy lifting. In 2016, almost 30% of people in the UK admitted to using bottled water at home. While the unprecedented growth in bottled water consumption over the past decade or so may be positive from a public health perspective, it is not without downsides.  Cost Per Litre Let's look at how much buying bottled water in bulk can cost. The...

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21 Amazing Benefits of Filtered Water

If you think that your tap water can't be improved then this article isn't for you. In 2016, only 38% of participants said that 'tap water is good quality in terms of taste and smell' in the Consumer Council for Water's Attitudes to Tap Water Report. Despite the comparatively good standard of drinking water we have available it still has several impurities. In the case of tap water, odours, heavy metals and cleansing chemicals such as chlorine can remain present, causing unpleasant smells and tastes. In addition to these drawbacks, there can be adverse health affects associated regular consumption of water which inhabits these contaminants. We have also seen in various water crises that tap water is never 100% reliable. ...

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