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Last morning arrived, I was a river of tears, a wonderful send off by everyone for me and Vic, even Betty (one of the camp dogs) came to say goodbye. I so didn’t want to leave. From that moment to arriving back in England, I cried over 40 times. I Am going to miss such a bright and caring atmosphere that I was lucky enough to be around.

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The buzz around the possible extinction of bees, and the devastating consequences of that, have overshadowed a bigger problem. The world’s whole insect population is heading towards extinction and fast.

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Costa Rica continues to grow its popularity as a tourist destination. Its unique nature and range of activities and relaxations offer something for everyone which is part of Costa Rica’s charm. Known for its biodiversity, Costa Rica allows visitors to experience some of the rare wonders of the world in its rain forests, beaches and nature reserves.

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Nowadays, everything comes in plastic. Plastic wrapping, bags and packaging are almost unavoidable in everyday life. Every single year 300 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced, increasing the already enormous amount of plastic existing on the planet. Reduction of plastic is the number one solution to the problem which is why new alternative materials to versatile plastic are more than welcomed.

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From all the tourist destinations in Central America, Belize is the one that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. White beaches, rainforests and incredible history combine all the aspects of a great adventure with some relaxing included. Even though the tourism is booming in Belize and countless activities give tourists a lot to choose from, Belize has maintained its authentic vibe that doesn’t feel fake.

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Recently, news broke about China officially ending requirements on post-market animal testing for cosmetics. One step closer to the end on animal testing in China, you might think? The decision certainly steers the direction to a more humane way to ensure cosmetics are safe but it’s still far away from truly halting cosmetics animal testing in mainland China.

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If you are active on the social media platform Reddit, there is a good chance you have stumbled upon before and after photos of places people have cleaned up. What started few weeks ago on r/trees sub-reddit has now spread onto the rest of the social media platforms with a trending hashtag ‘trashtag’, forming a global challenge encouraging people to pick up their trash.

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The ban makes it illegal to sell, trade or manufacture fur products within L.A city limits. It would include some exemptions, such as, selling used furs at second-hand stores and fur made from animals captured by a trapping licence holder.

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As the fast fashion industry keeps on growing with the help of Instagram influencers who regularly parade the new clothes from giant fashion brands, the devastating environmental impacts of increasing consumption and throwaway culture seem to be forgotten by many.

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As plastic consumption in the UK is set to increase by a fifth within the next decade, the issue of plastic disposal has become more immediate than ever. When considering the amount of plastics produced and thrown away every day, its disposal seems like a daunting task to tackle.

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