How Dietary Supplements Impact the Environment and How to Be a More Conscious Consumer

According to the 2019 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, the use of supplementation in the US has reached an all-time high. The majority of citizens take dietary supplements, proving that the position of supplementation in today’s care for health and wellbeing is vital.

On the other hand, there is no denying that the concern for Mother Earth is more present than ever before, particularly among Millennials. So, how would you feel if we would tell you that, more often than not, supplements have a devastating impact on the planet?

In this article, we’ll elaborate on that claim and show you how to be a more conscious consumer.

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Flower habitat for Bumblebees to Survive! [Infographic]

“At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores before laying their eggs. According to the largest study of its kind, access to flower-rich habitats from spring through to summer is key to the survival of successive generations of the bees.”

We have created a simple visual, based on this article, for you to know which wild and garden plants are particularly important to get bumblebees’ colonies started in the spring and seeing them survive through to be successful into the next generation. Check it out!

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Over-eating and Waste [Infographic]

Almost 20% of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. It says the world consumes about 10% more food than it needs, while almost 9% is thrown away or left to spoil.

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Carbon Neutral, Biofuels + Effects [Videos]

Biofuels are combustible fuels created from biomass.

“Firewood is the oldest bio-fuel mankind has used, now we have biogas, gasohol and many more. Carbon dioxide is produced when these burn, but as long as the trees and plants are allowed to re-grow, burning them simply helps carbon on its way round its natural cycle.

What is biogas? If we collect the faeces from humans and farm animals and place them in a ‘digester’ we can mimic what happens in a cow’s intestine, and we get biogas. There are many such digesters in use all round the world, where the gas is used for cooking and lighting and the remains are a rich fertiliser. Biogas digesters are used in most sewage works where the methane is burnt to generate electricity.

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Green Documentaries: The True Cost

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

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