After the exciting sporting events this summer and witnessing some true sporting spirit with the Brownlee brothers recently, now is as good a time as ever to pick up a new sporting hobby. We have gathered some unusual sports and competitions that take place around the world. Which one is your favourite?
While the UK is taking steps towards sustainability and recycling more, there's still a lot we can do. We wondered what other parts of the world were doing to help the environment, and we found some very interesting stories we’d like to share with you today.
In September 2016, the Green Community will be welcoming students to its first accommodation complex under the slogan “mindful living”. The University of Birmingham has facilitated a sustainable living option that is affordable and unique, featuring solar panels on the roofs, bike racks, living walls and recycling points which lead to a zero waste approach. Keep on reading to find out more!
Did you know that the UK could fill Lake Windermere with rubbish in only 8 months? Shocking, isn’t it? Or that nappies can take 500 years to decompose? We have put together some useful information on the topic of recycling and Zero Waste.
Weeds have existed for a very, very long time. And while, yes, this probably means that they will always come back to haunt us, it also means that human beings have lived with them for hundreds of years; to the extent that some weeds actually have a use. We have put together some beneficial weeds that have been used time and time again.
Alex recounts his experience in using a canvas tent for the first time whilst camping in Brecon Beacons. He found the tent through Preloved and discovered a whole community of canvas tent enthusiasts. Keep on reading to learn the ups and downs of this adventure.
Standing pianos were privy to upper and middle-classes in the early 1800s, they were a sign of wealth, status; they often lived in the best room of the house, an ideal place to impress neighbours as well as being a source of entertainment. Today, many pianos are thrown out every week; keep on reading to learn why this is and whether we should strive to restore our pianos.
Allotments have also seen a surge in popularity in recent years. In light of National Allotment Week, Preloved wants to look back at how it all began, and to continue to encourage people to grow their own.