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Shoulder bag made from recycled plastic bottles

The Jack Wolfskin Warwick Ave Shoulder Bag is constructed from polyester made from totally from recycled plastic drinks bottles. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across Britain each year, resulting in substantial amounts of waste. There’s no substitute for eliminating single-use plastic products, but after reducing and re-using comes recycling so we have one of the shoulder…

Car makers need a reboot

Why do some technologies endure beyond their sell-by-date while others yield to progress? The internal combustion engine has done an admirable job at resisting obsolescence – even in the face of climate breakdown, an air pollution crisis and widespread cheating of emissions testing. Part of the reason is that car makers seem reluctant to start with a blank sheet of…

Our right to breathe clean air

After six years of campaigning a judge has agreed to a new inquest into the death of a healthy girl in London who died after developing a serious form of asthma. Ella Roberta Adoo-Kissi-Debrah lived with her family on died aged nine in 2013 after suffering for two years from chronic asthma. An inquest into her death found she died…

Rapha summer shorts up for grabs

Who says cycling gear can’t be practical and stylish? These Rapha summer shorts are made from a comfortable lightweight fabric and feature tailored front pleats, pockets front and rear and a subtle reflective detail. We have it on good authority that the casual fit gives a flattering fit both on and off the bike. Win a pair of Rapha shorts…

Mavic cycling top up for grabs

The Mavic Exclusive Cosmic Jersey promises to keep you feeling comfortable and ventilated on warmer days. It features Ride Wick ST tech, which sounds complicated but simply means it has high levels of breathability and wicks sweat away from the skin. Pro Fit construction ensures a snug fit without restricting movement and the Ergo Grip SL-Silicone hip grip keeps everything…