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Couple Make Beautiful Sustainable Clothes From Trash Because The High Street ‘Isn’t Doing Enough’

A husband and wife have set up a trash to treasure business that prevents waste materials from going to landfill by giving them a second life as luxury accessories. Elvis & Kresse began in 2005, when Kresse – who had previously worked for a start-up producing biodegradable packaging – had a chance meeting with the London…

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe Says Its Food Waste Mission Is About ‘Ethics’ And Will ‘Never Go Away’

Sainsbury’s is investing £10 million to reduce the nation’s food waste over the next five years, its CEO has revealed, taking on a problem that will “never go away”. Mike Coupe told the Huffington Post UK that “ethics and morality is a big issue” and that Sainsbury’s was trying to “change the behaviour” of its customers when it…

Cancer Survivor Creates Bespoke Gift Service To Ensure Those Battling Illness Aren’t Forgotten Over Christmas

When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with cancer aged just 33, her entire life turned upside-down.  She has just got married, moved to the countryside and was looking forward to starting a family. “It was a shock as it is at any age,” she told The Huffington Post UK. “I was looking forward to our future and…

Etsy Boss Says Its Female Sellers Smash Cliches To ‘Define Success On Their Own Terms’

Online marketplace Etsy is aiming to smash the dated stereotypes of the “white, male” entrepreneur, one of its bosses has said. Mark Lennihan/AP Etsy’s team celebrating their IPO last year Nicole Vanderbilt, VP International for Etsy, said that 90% of its sellers were women and it aimed to empower them to “define success on their…

‘The Gift Of Hearing’: Jo Milne, Whose Cochlear Implant Video Went Viral, Helps Deaf Children In Bangladesh

Back in 2014, Jo Milne captured hearts around the world when a video of her hearing for the first time thanks to cochlear implants went viral. Since then, the 41-year-old author has made a guest appearance at Glastonbury, been reunited with a long-lost friend and raised awareness of what it’s like to be born deaf in…

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…

National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

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