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7 Secrets to Getting in Shape this Summer

What's the one thing that's harder than keeping up your tan during the summer?  It's getting that beach body that you long for, isn't it? Every New Year, gym memberships spike and we flock in our thousands to fitness classes and kickstart diets with the aim of attaining that ideal physique that you dream of.   We've put together a list of 7 simple steps to help you get there.  1. Replace Juice with Water  This is the easiest step of them all! And the perks are endless... First of all, it's summer - hydration is so important in spells of hot weather. Dehydration can cause a lot of subtle irritations in our day-to-day lives. Nothing can hydrate you as well water can...

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10 Easy Steps to Cutting Your Plastic Waste this Summer

12 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year and only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled (Friendsoftheearth.uk).    Blue Planet II recently highlighted the terrible effect this is having on our oceans and the marine life which inhabits them. New statistics are also emerging all the time that underline the severity of the problem that plastic poses to the earth and the issue has been propelled into the mainstream media spotlight giving it much needed awareness.    Are you aware just how much plastic you use on a daily basis?  Plastic gets everywhere. Despite the damage current levels are doing to the environment, oceans and even food chains, global investment in plastic production is...

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5 Differences Between Alkaline Water & Reverse Osmosis

There is often confusion around the differences between alkaline water and reverse osmosis. This may be due to the fact that people often associate alkaline water with ioniser machines, which is not always the case of course. Here we are talking about countertop alkaline water filters, which don't require any huge costs or electricity usage.  What is Reverse Osmosis (RO)?  Reverse Osmosis uses a semi-permable membrane system to remove ions, particles and molecules from water. This type of water filtration technology filters to a micron size of 0.0001.  This is done using hydraulic pressure to push the water through the system and separate the molecules, meaning that electricity is usually required to power this form of filtration.  5 Differences Between Alkaline...

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10 Huge Companies Ditching Plastic Straws

In the UK we use 8.5 billion straws per year, that's the equivalent to every single person in the UK using a straw at least twice a week! The plastic crisis has gained some much needed traction over the past few months, thanks in large part to the exposure given to it by Blue Planet II on the BBC... and of course, our hard work here on the Phox blog! 😜 When we haven't been telling you all about our alkaline water filter, we've been sharing articles on the plastic crisis and helping you reduce your plastic use. Are We Making Progress? The collective pressure brought about by the increase in awareness has already started to yield some tangible rewards towards dealing...

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NEW: UK Bottled Water Statistics

When was the last time you heard a fact about bottled water use? Have you recently searched for 'bottled water stats'? In the midst of the plastic crisis, bottled water has become the number one enemy. Something which is a simple part of our everyday lives being bottled into single use plastic and sold for between 500-1000 times more expensive than tap water is pretty outrageous after all.  Given the increased publicity bottled water has been receiving in recent years, it can be difficult to separate the woods from the trees in terms of statistics. Why? Because there is so many. There's facts about bottled water use, recycling rates, cost, chemicals inside the bottles, plastic bottle use as a whole, global stats,...

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