Green Documentaries: Plastic China

Welcome to the land of “Plastic China.” As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China receives ten million tons per year from most of the developed countries around the world. With high external costs impacting the local environment and health, these imports are reborn here in these plastic workshops into “recycled” raw materials for the appetite of China – the world factory. This waste is then exported back to where they came from with a new face such as manufactured clothing or toys.

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Longer Life, Healthier Life? [Infographic]

Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE), or healthy life expectancy, is a metric used by the World Health Organization to measure the number of years a person can expect to live in good health, taking social and economic factors into account alongside disease and disability rates.

When we deduct healthy life expectancy from actual life expectancy, we see the average amount of years someone can expect to live in bad health – or ‘Bad Health Years’.

This infographic takes a country-by-country look at the change in bad health years since 2000 to see where people are living a longer, healthier life.

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Health Benefits of taking a Holiday [Infographic]

We all know a vacation is good for us, but do we really understand why?

Here is what happens before, during and after a holiday, so you can see just how big the health benefits are.

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Choosing a Care Home [Infographic]

Choosing a care home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Whether it’s for yourself or a family member, there are so many things you need to factor in. It can be an incredibly stressful time, but if you prepare and plan right, you’ll make the process much easier.

In this infographic, Browell will show you where to go to find a care home in your area, how you might pay for it and what things you’ll need to consider. There are some handy tips on viewing a care home and where you can go for help should you need professional and legal advice.

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Why Eating 10-a-Day is Better [Infographic]

Sarah Toule, from the World Cancer Research Fund, said: “This interesting research shows just how incredibly important vegetables and fruit are as part of a healthy diet. In fact, they’re essential for maintaining a healthy weight, which our own evidence has shown reduces the risk of 11 common cancers.”

Scroll down to see the infographic we made, with information from the guardian, explaining why is better to double the portions of fruits and vegetables in your daily life:

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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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Menstrual Cramps Natural Remedies [Infographic]

Menstrual cramps, which causes pain & discomfort in the abdomen in women, affect around 50% of women having their periods.

The cramps are caused when chemicals known as prostaglandins are released by the body. The release of the prostaglandins causes a contraction of the uterus, which in turn results in cramps.

To get rapid relief for menstrual cramps, other than using over the counter painkillers, why not try out these seven great home remedies, which are proven to work effectively, and just as quickly as painkillers.

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