The Whys and Hows of Becoming Climate Positive
The importance of environmentalism has been on the lips of the general public ever since 2002’s “An Inconvenient Truth” slapped us in the face with the prospect of climate change and global warming. The world heating up by a few degrees might not sound like much, but it makes a huge difference to the way our planet works and people’s livelihoods.  Fast forward to 2006 and “Carbon Neutral” was declared “word of the year’, something which is usually dubbed as “forward-looking” (oh how right they were). Now, the phrase “Climate Positive” is cropping up a lot in the eco space....

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The Seep Story
Hello there. I’m Laura and I’m a dog-loving mum of two from London and the founder of Seep. I would love to tell you more about the story behind the business. I would describe myself as eco conscious rather than an eco warrior. Like many, I believe that lots of people living sustainable lifestyles imperfectly is better than a few people living a perfect zero waste lifestyle. Over the years, I was finding it easier to find greener alternatives - cleaning sprays, toilet paper, washing detergent. But, when it came to the most unsexy categories in the cleaning aisle (yes, I'm...

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Why becoming a founder in your 40s (and beyond) makes sense
I’m about to go live with my first ever business in my 40s and some days the thought of taking the plunge leaves me in a cold sweat. Why would I be risking my hard-earned years of saving? Will it succeed?  Looking back on the past few years I can see how I’ve come to this point, but it wasn’t obvious at all while I was going through it.  I’ve written down the journey I’ve gone through so far (let’s face it folks it’s very early days) in the hope that others that wonder if they’re too late for entrepreneurship,...

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Tips for At Home Composting with Wiggly Wigglers
At Seep, we believe in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill and so all of our cleaning tools are compostable. Composting is one of the easiest ways individuals can reduce their waste however over 90% of UK households currently don’t compost.  So we went on a search for a composting aficionado to help us make the leap and found the incredible Heather Gorringe who is the founder of home composting and wormery business Wiggly Wigglers. The founder of Seep, Laura Harnett spoke with Heather who demystified compost and shared her years of experience with her favourite creature...

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Time To Shine! How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink With Baking Soda
Today on The Seep Blog, we’re tackling those nasty single use plastic cleaning bottles by swapping them out for something you’ll already have lurking in the cupboards: Baking Soda. Did you know that 55% of UK plastic is still ending up in landfills, incinerators or in the environment? Urgh. If that’s not enough to encourage you to make some serious swaps in your home, we don’t know what will. There are plenty of opportunities (besides investing in compostable cleaning products) to get rid of plastic in your kitchen for good with some simple swaps. So, if your sink is looking...

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Biodegradable Vs Compostable: What Does It All Mean?!
Deciding to buy sustainable alternatives to everyday products is a huge step in the right direction for the planet. Speaking from experience, there’s a warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you’re making positive changes. However, sometimes the search for great sustainable products is littered with buzzwords which makes it difficult to be confident that you’re making the right choice. Two words seem to appear more often than most: Biodegradable and Compostable. But what do these terms mean? And, when it comes to biodegradable vs compostable, who comes out top dog?  At Seep, we want to demystify eco-friendly products by...

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